Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre

Translation from:
Leksikon fun Yidishen Teater: Kedoshim Band
volume 5

Compiled and edited by Zylbercweig, Zalmen.
Published in Mexico City, 1967


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This is a translation from Leksikon fun Yidishen Teater: Kedoshim Band (Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre),
compiled and edited by Zylbercweig, Zalmen.  Volume 5.  Mexico City, under the auspices of
The Hebrew Actors Union of America, Farlag  "Elisheve," 1967. Folio, xvi, 3706-4855, 27 pp., b/w photos.:  necrology only


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Introduction

Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre
Vol. 5: Kedoyshim

Zalmen Zylbercweig (Zilbertsvayg), 1894-1972, was a historian of the Yiddish Theater.  Zylbercweig’s  best known work was his Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre, Vols. 1-6, Warsaw, Mexico City, New York, 1931-1969.), a six volume reference work in Yiddish on the lives of those who were involved in professional Yiddish Theater anywhere in the world.

Included in the Leksikon were Yiddish actors, writers, directors, producers, designers, singers, composers and musicians.

Volume five of the Leksikon fun yidishn teater, published in 1967 in Mexico City, was a memorial book for all of the persons involved in Yiddish Theater who lost their lives in the Holocaust.  The majority of the entries include a photo, place of birth, profession of father, list of accomplishments in the Yiddish Theater, place and manner of death.  A bibliography for each entry is included, mostly consisting of references to earlier volumes of the Leksikon.

What follows is a translation of the names as found in the table of contents which is in alphabetical order according to the Yiddish alphabet * .  Included is a corresponding column number where the entry can be found in volume 5 of the Leksikon.  The entries themselves are not in alphabetical order.Note:  The names in the table of contents were the stage names used by the person. Other names, including married and maiden names, when available in the entry, are included in parenthesis.

*The index has been arranged in alphabetical order



Library citation:
Title:  Leksikon fun Yidishn teater / Author(s): Zylbercweig, Zalmen,; 1894-1972. ; Mestel, Jacob,; 1884-1958.      Publication:   Nyu-York : Farlag Elisheva‘,
Year:1931 1969  Description:  6 v. : p., ill., ports. ; 30 cm.
 Language:Yiddish
Added t. p.: Lexicon of the Yiddish theatre./ Vol. 5 has added t.p.: Lexicon de Teatro Judío./ Vol. 5 has subtitle: Kedoyshim band./ Vol. 2 published in Warsaw; v. 5 & 6 in Mexico City.


Table of Contents

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - K - L - M - N - O - P - R - S - T - U - V - Y - Z

A

ABELMAN, Tsippe (Tsipporah) 4781
ABELSON, Ben-Zion 4385
ADLER, Esther (Shatski) 4373
ADLER, Katya (Goralnik) 4780
AIDENA (Shvachovitsh, Eva) 3719
ALTBOYM, Sonia (Starodov) 4047
ALTMAN, Moshe 4844
ALPEROVITSH, Yosak 4377
AMATIN, Sonia (Goldberg-Levin, Sonia) 4804
AMZEL, Volf 4017
ARIEL, Chaim-David 3919
ARIEL, Sonia (Bezman) 3827
ARIEL, Rachel 4787
ARNOLD (Ginzberg, A.) 3737
ASE, Baruch 4377
ASH, Avraham (Averbuch, Avraham) 3828
AZARACH, Itschak 3998

Index

B

BALBIRSKI, Herash 3748
BASTOMSKI, Aaron 4359
BASIN, Misha 4854
BARISOV, Berl (Heker) 4380
BARSKE-FISHER, Liza 4212
BEDER, Simcha (Nydzshevetski) 4374
BELEGOLOVSKI, Anna (Chana) 4510
BELEZOVSKI, Nachum 4544
BERGOLSKI, Yaakov (Goldberg, Yasha) 4554
BERGMAN, Yoel 3913
BERGER, Rochel 3729
BERMAN, Adolf 3734
BEYGELMAN, David 3725
BEYGIN 4763
BEZSHUSTOVSKI (Bristovski), Chaim-Yankel 3723
BINDER, Shlomo 4052
BIRNBOYM, David 4127
BLOCHER, Shabbati 3883
BLUM, Chana (Tsentsiper, Chana Blume) 4410
BOLK, Zigmunt 4013
BONTSHE (Avraham Rosenfeld) 4046
BORTSHEVSKI, Irena (Dvora) 4112
BORISHEV 4806
BORKOVISKI, Maliah 4845
BOUDEISKI, Yosel 4214
BOYM, Yechiel 3754
BRODSKI 4544
BRODSKI, Musia 4023
BROZ, Chana 4316
BROYDAU, Chetriel 4367
BROYNER, Itschak (Etshel) 4118
BRIYA, Roza 4130
BRIN, Max 3749
BURDA-ANTOVILSKE, Roza (Antovil) 4805
BURSHTIN, Mina (Halpern) 4018
BURSHTIN, Moshele 3974

Index

C

CHASIN, Leyzer 4761
CHASIN, Misha 4403
CHASH, Yosef 3809
CHATSHEVATSKI, Moshe 4845

Index

D

DANTSIGER, Yankele 4133
DAUBER, Adolf 4370
DAVIDOV, David 4544
DESSER, Emmanuel 4010
DESSER, Clara (Keyle-Tuve) 3919
DEYTSH, Sheya 4536
DEYCHES, Liza 4208
DOMBE, Adam 4164
DOYBER, Zichra-Avraham 4763
DRANOV, M.  (Rozenblatt, Mordechai-David) 4358
DREIBLATT, Paula (Shneyr, Perel) 4087
DREIZEN, Sheniya 4846
DREICURS, Leon 4067
DRUKER, Leib 4162
DUBINSKI, Ruben 4364
DULITSKAYA, Maniya 4544
DURMASHKIN, Volf 4019

Index

E

EDELMAN-KLEBONOVA, Nania (Chana) 4762
EINHORN, Aaron 3720
EIZEN-AARONSHTEIN, Eva 4384
EIZENBERG, Aaron 4333
EIZENBERG, Arom 4467
EIZENSHTAT, Miriam 3916
EIZENSHTAT, Nachma 4387
ELIASHEV, Nikolai (Shlomo) 4158
ENDEN 4256
EPSHTEIN, Binyamin 4195
EPSHTEIN, M.B. 4846
ERVEST, Ida (Ayerveis) 4079
ERDI, Sophia (Garfunkel) 4413

Index

F

FIDELMAN 4853
FISHER, Herman 3987
FISHER, Luba 4781
FRANKENTAL, Motel (Mordechai-Noach) 4504
FRIDES, Emil (Eliehu) 4057
FRIDMAN, Felix (Fridmans, Fishel) 3901
FRIDMAN, Henoch 4143
FROIMOVITSH, Hersh 4513
FUCHS, Rozsha 4053

Index

G

GACHANANSKI, Miriam (Mintse) 4634
GACHANSKI, Avaraham 4336
GAMEROV, Esther (Feygel) 4142
GARBAZSH, Moshe 4363
GARBAZSH, Peleh 4361
GARBER, Rivka 4854
GAZEL, Roza (Pozniak) 4509
GEBIRTIG, Mordechai (Bertig) 4471
GEDOL, Piniya 4141
GELFAND, Ida 4854
GETLICHERMAN, Moshe-Lieb 4126
GERSHONSON, Moshe 4769
GHERMAN, Israel 4794
GILBERT, Shlomo 4764
GILINSKI, Motel (Batke) 4148
GIMPEL, Adolf 4016
GIMPEL, Emil (Shmuel-Mendel) 3767
GINZBERG, Chaim 4530
GLATSHTEIN, Israel 4550
GLANTS, Yoel (Ratz) 4782
GLAZER, Yasha 4225
GLIKSMAN, Lara 3831
GODINER, Shmuel-Nisan 4796
GOLDBERG, Lili 4500
GOLDENBERG, Esther 4375
GOLDENBERG, Yaakov-Moshe 4211
GOLDFARB, Shmuel 4125
GORMAN, Gedalia 3830
GORDON, Hershel 4544
GORIELOV, Eliezer 4050
GOTTLIEB, Helena (Shlagman) 3898
GRAUBART, Binyamin 3867
GRIMINGER, Asher 4377
GRINSHPON, Israel 4854
GRINSHPAN, Feivel 4552
GRINSHTEIN, Hirash 4844
GRODZENSKI, Aaron-Itschak 4329
GROSSMAN, Pavel 4382
GRUBER, Esther 4027
GURVITSH, Moshe 4219
GURVITSH, Moshe-Leib 4803
GUTMAN, Chaim 4229
GUTMAN, Yulios (Yidel-Yehudah Yosef) 3758
GUTMAN, Soltshe (Serel Herman) 4258
GUTMAN, Kalmen 4019
GUTMAN, Roza (Sheinfeld) 4227

Index

H

HALPERN, Avraham 3839
HALPERN, Boris 4387
HART, Bernard (Ber) 3833
HAUPMAN 4367
HELLER, Itsik (Hershkovitsh) 3839
HELFMAN, David 4306
HERBST, Leon 4001
HERMALIN, Moshe 4043
HERTZBERG, Sholem 4214
HERTZLICH, Rigina 4365
HERSHELE (Danielvitsh, Hersh) 4168
HERSHKOVITSH, Melech 3843
HERSHKOVITSH, Shlomo 4060
HILSBERG, Dvora (Dorele) 4257
HOCHBERG, Yetta 4101
HOLLANDER, Leib 4387
HOROVITS, Ber 4497

Index

K

KADISH, K. Chash 3868
KAHAN, Israel (Avraham) 4411
KAIMON, Chaim-Yosef 4412
KALISH, Leon (Leib) 3859
KAMAI, Israel 4093
KAMIONOV, Aaron 4374
KAMPANEITS, Israel 4254
KAPLAN, Zunia 4795
KARPINOVITSH, Moshe (David) 3932
KARPINOVITSH, Dora (Dvora) 4030
KARLOS, Misha 4854
KASIAKOV, Vadia 4470
KATS, Zishe 3862
KATS, Michel 3812
KATSIZNE, Alter (Sholem) 4587
KATSENELSON, Itschak (Yechiel) 4686
KAVA, Shlomo-Leib (Dikshtein, Moshe-Yosef) 4405
KEIZEROVITSH, Maniya (Varshilevska) 4805
KERMAN, Pesach (Akerman, Petichia) 4144
KIGEL, Yosef 4468
KIPNIS, Menachem 4196
KIT, Ben-Zion 4354
KLEINMAN, Frits 4102
KOHN, Motel 4330
KOHN, Shlomo 4094
KOLODNE, Yosele 4349
KORNTEIR, S. 4258
KRAMER, Yosef 4495
KRAMER, Betsalel (Sasha) 4333
KRAMER, Isaac 4495
KRAUZER-MILLER, Leah (Loipland) 4098
KROIN, Zalmen (Kroinshtat) 4761
KUPERMAN, Samuel 4209
KURTS-SMARGONSKI, Musia (Langman) 4215
KURTS, Avraham 3961
KUSHNIR, Cheikele 4161
KUTNER, Shlomo 4230
KUTSIK, Motele 4795
KUZNIETSOV, Leib 4055

Index

L

LACHTIGER, Henry 3936
LAKERNIK, Naya 4510
LAMPE, Morris 4388
LAN, Gabriel (missing)
LANDAU, Shimon 4544
LANDAU, Leib 4560
LANDAU, Shmuel (Kleko) 3940
LASHKOVSKI, Regina 4062
LEIBOVITSH, Hertz 4551
LEIBOVITSH, Moti 4334
LEIBOVITSH, Tsila 4334
LEIPTSIKER, Mark 4553
LERMAN, Eliehu 4785
LERMAN, Yaakov 4099
LERNER, Chana 3890
LERESKO, Adelah (Kerner) 4530
LERESKO, Samuel (Leher, Shmuel) 4528
LEVI, Zshak 4153
LEVIBOROVSKA, Leah (Dichtenberg) 4065
LEVIN, Chana 4220
LEVITSKI, Luba (Zublevitska) 4340
LICHTENSHTEIN 4765
LIEBGOLD, Basia 4210
LIEBGOLD, Zalmen 4210
LIDIN, B. (Liverant, Eliehu-Baruch) 4007
LILIT 4279
LIPOVSKI, Esther (Glazer, Volska) 3815
LIPOVSKI, Sasha (Simcha) 3817
LIPINSKI, Anka (Veitsman) 4268
LIPSCHITS 4362
LIZENBERG 4853
LOENOV, Leonid 4544
LUBERTOVSKY, Tsilba 3814
LUDNER, Sonia (Kuritska) 4783
LUYA, David 3880

Index

M

MACHAROVSKA, Chana (Gecht) 4136
MAKSIMOV, M. (Lote, Moshe) 3821
MAKSINOV, M. (Pokoy, Melech) 3822
MANDELBLIT, Yaakov 3824
MANIELA, Maniya, (Melamed) 4366
MAPU 4039
MARCHEVKE, Shmuel 4788
MARGOLIN, Zachariya 4555
MARMO, Grisha 4403
MARSALOV, R. (Mandelboym, Reuben) 4027
MARVIL, Shmuel 4558
MATS, Grisha  (Hirsh) 4251
MATUS, Dina 4331
MAZO, Mordechai 4514
MEL, Helah (Melman) 4147
MENDELEVITSH, Dovid 4804
MESTEL, Mayer 3891
MEYDELMAN, Boris 4544
MICHTAM, Bentsye (Ben-Zion) 4339
MILTSHIN, Isaac 4542
MINEVITS, Izzy 4854
MOSS, Avraham 4806
MOSKOVITSH, Etsha-Mayer 4075
MOSKOVITSH, Esther (Gelibter, Gotleib) 4037
MUROK, Yosel 4410
MUTT, Yodel 4224

Index

N

NACHMOVITSH 4359
NACHMA (Lipschitz, Kadish) 4003
NAOMOV, Shlomo 4843
NATAN, Naomi 4175
NEIHOZE, Volf 3892
NEIMILLER, Zelde (Zina) 4384
NELKEN, Moshe 4410
NIKOLAIEVSKI, Mayer 4737
NISENBOYM, Yaakov 3850
NORA (Matskin-Rakov, Rivka) 4063

Index

O

OLKENITSKI, Uma (Fruma) 4008
ORELESKY, Miriam (Altusky) 4183
ORNSHTEIN, Mark (Andezshey, Marek) 4414
ORENSHTEIN (OREN), Joseph 3857
OSTROVSKI, C. 4854

Index

P

PAKEL, Dora (Dvora) 3983
PAPIERIN, Moshe 4092
PARSKI, H. (Porudominski, Hirsh) 4082
PASTOR, Moshe (Muni) 3861
PATLACH, Sheya 4510
PERLE, Yehosha 4545
PIERKARNIK, Yakov 3994
PILNIK, Eliehu 4376
POLAKEVITSH, Moshe 4847
POLANSKI, Chaim 4059
POLANSKI, Rita 4401
POLIAKOV, Zohn 4161
POSTEL, Simcha 4177
PUSTILNIK 4854

Index

R

RAAN, Moshe 4636
RABIN, Menachem-Mendel 4632
RABINOVITSH, Luba 4738
RABINOVITSH, Herman (Yankel-Hirsh) 4083
RACHMANOV 4403
RACHMANOV, Leizer 4544
RADIN, Nadiya 4382
RAKOV, Yulius (Ychiel) 4066
RATNER, Maniya 4760
REICHENBERG, Natan 3933
REICHMAN 4380
REISKI, Boris 4513
REIZER, Anita 4386
REIZFEDER, Yaakov 4840
RELES, Yaakov 3960
RIBAK 4376
RINSLER 4544
RIVA, Henrik (Chaim) 3958
ROSENTAL, Leib 3972
ROSENTAL, Roman 4311
ROTE, Gershon 4051
ROTEBLUM, Israel 4557
ROTEMAN, Ben-Zion 4280
ROTEMAN, Zalmen 4093
ROTENBERG, Yuktiel 4092
ROTESHTEIN, Yeshea 4260
ROTESHTEIN, Palia 4559
ROZEN, Avraham 4409
ROZEN, Simcha 3990
ROZENBOIM, Yaakov-Chaim 4841
ROZENBERG, Avraham 4760
ROZENBERG, Tuvia-Gedaliahu 4806
ROZENBERG, Luba 4051
ROZENIETSKI, Aziosh 4015
ROZENFARB , Herman 4142
ROZENTSVEIG, Regina 4842
RUBIN, Melech 4736
RUBINSHTEIN, Nachum 4513
RUCH, Leizer 4370

Index

S

SALMAN, Kalmen 4794
SAMBERG, Ayzik (Samborek) 4637
SANDLER, Chaim (Kopitke) 4531
SANDLER, Roza 4785
SAPOZSHNIKOV, Izzy (Isaac) 4403
SARNO, Tseshe (Hirshfeld, Elian) 3896
SEGAL, Ben-Zion 4005
SEGALESKO, Albert 4379
SEGALOVITSH, Clara (Borodina) 4281
SERBSKI, Yaakov (Blum) 4372
SHADOVSKI, Max (Mordechai) 4045
SHALIT, Ganya 3873
SHALIVNIAK, Yosef 4130
SHAPIRO, Pemeh 4211
SHAPIRO, Daniel 4726
SHARO, Henrik (Shapiro) 4355
SHAYEVITSH, Dina (Aygelskaya) 4378
SHECHTMAN, Yaakov 4536
SHECHTMAN, Manuel 4761
SHECHTER, Aaron 4571
SHECHTER, Emanuel 4470
SHEFTEL, Shmuel 4140
SHEFNER, Yaakov 4038
SHEIN, Mania (missing)
SHENKMAN, Yosele 4853
SHERMAN, David 4572
SHERMAN, Anna (Peperna) 4040
SHEVTOLOVITSH 4370
SHIPER, Itschak (Aygnats) 4807
SHILING, Roza (Rikle, Brya) 4802
SHKLAR 4362
SHLAKMAN, Shlomo 4404
SHMAYAN, Nachmia 4763
SHNEUR, M. 3964
SHRAGO, Ch. 4853
SHRIFTZETSER, Leib 4738
SHTABZIV, Moshe 4839
SHTERN, Israel 4501
SHTERNBACH, Sami 4370
SHTERNHEIM, Nachum 4269
SHTEIN, Adolph (Avraham) 4383
SHTOKFEDER, Avraham (Moshe) 3995
SHTOKFEDER, Eva (Chava) 4381
SHUROK, Berta 4257
SHVARTS, Leah (Shatski) 4044
SIEROTSKE, Malvina (Kompanets) 4371
SKARBNIK, Zalmen 4097
SLAVINA, Fanya 4854
SMARGONSKI, Rafel (Smargon) 4194
SOROKIN, Fruke 4063
SPIKAV, Isaac 4854
STAVE, Lionke (Herbst, Leibele) 4001
STOBER, Avraham (Stobnitser) 3900
STORKEVITSH 4763
STURSHOHN, Tsile 4366
SURITS, Moshe 3971
SURITS, Roza-Leah (Levios) 4357

Index

T

TAMARKIN, Ch. 4854
TANKEL 4258
TEITSH, Chane 4071
TEPNER, Volf 4410
TOKMAN, Alexander 4853
TREGER, Tsalik 4854
TROKINER, Chaya 4471
TROYANOVSKY, Leibel 4280
TROYMAN, Leib (Gordon) 4163
TRUPIANSKY, Yankel 4088
TSEITLIN, Alchanan 4574
TSELZAR, Rina (Zeligson) 4844
TSESIN, Isaac 4848
TSELMEISTER, David 4684 photo on 4842
TSHETSHELNITSKI, Avraham 4469
TSIMBALIST, Karl (Akiva) 3858
TSIMLICH, Berl 4213
TSIPKENA, Faniya 4384
TSIPUR, Y.B. (Shtarkman, Itschak) 4744
TSMLICH, Leah 4213
TSUKER, Sholem 3953
TSUKER, Regina (Shvartzstein) 3853
TUREVSKI, David 4536
TURGEL, Boris 4072
TURKOV, Rachel 3806

Index

U

UGER, Yesheyhu 3705
URICH, Sami (Gedalihu, Shamay) 3715
URICH, Pepi (Perele) 3717
URICH, Tsilah (Feder, Chaya Tsilah) 3716
URIKE, Nochalnik (Farberovitsh, Itschak) 4264

Index

V

VALDBERG, Itschak 4041
VASEREICH, Misha 4761
VASERMAN, Yaakov 4469
VAXMAN, Berel 4846
VAXMAN, Yaakov 3771
VAYE, Gava (Veinshtok, Grunya) 4229
VEIGODSKY, Yaakov 3790
VEINBERG, Herman 4031
VEINBERG, Moshe 4034
VEINBERG, Sonia (Karl) 3780
VEINBERG, Karl (Herbst, Chaim) 4024
VEINBERG, Shmuel 4847
VEINER, Leib 4049
VEINGOLD, Shlomo 3738
VEINSHTOK, Simcha 4228
VEINTRAUB, Vladislav 4320
VEINTRAUB-GRAF, Leah 4024
VEISBEIN, Chaim 4556
VEISBERG, Rachel 3846
VEKSLER, Misha 4054
VETSHTEIN, Clara (Nechelem-Buksenboym) 4088
VEYDE, Moshe 4021
VIDREVITS, Moshe-David 4401
VIKTOROV, Vitia 4413
VIN, Eva (Bokshtein, Sivila) 4511
VINDER, Meyer 4537
VINER, Leib 4789
VINTER, Franiya (Rozenrat, Friedel) 3846
VISKIND, Max 4113
VITALIN, Frieda (Shimeliska, Lupin) 3781
VITKOVER, Fishel 4332
VLADIR, Velvel 4018
VOLFSHTAT, Avraham 4543
VOLMAN, Shmuel 4782

Index

Y

YAKUBOVITSH, Yaakov 3806
Yiddish children’s Theater in the Lodz Ghetto 4735
Yiddish Theater in Bergen-Belson 4849
Yiddish Theater of the Ghettos 4731
Yiddish Theater of the Pietrikov Tribunali 4784
YOFFE, Moshe (Moisey) 4386
YOFFE, Yaakov 4362
YOLES-GIMPEL, Malvina 3803
YUNGVIRT, Leopold (Perets) 4335
YUNGVIRT, Ernestine (Kerner) 4006

Index

Z

ZACHAROV, Zacharia 4338
ZAGORIN, Zalmen 4334
ZANDBERG, Moshe 4842 (2nd photo on 4277)
ZANDBERG, Tseshe (Rodolnik) 3786
ZAVOTSKI, Dov 4499
ZEBLOTSKI, Shimon 3788
ZEIDE, Chava 4025
ZEIDERMAN, David 3795
ZEIDERMAN, Harry 4026
ZEIDERMAN, Moshe 4036
ZEINFELD, Avraham 3976
ZELDITSH, Yaakov 4544
ZELIGFELD, Zemra 3799
ZELMAN, Leon 4783
ZELVER, Moshe 4011
ZEVIN, Lev 4636
ZIGEL, Naum 4853
ZIGELBOYM, Pinya 4151
ZILBERG, Yochved 4539
ZILBERSHTEIN, Beinush 4787
ZILBURG, Moshe 4496
ZISHILBERT, Pinke 4257
ZOLONOZNIAK, Izzy 4468
ZORIN 4762
ZUBAK, Israel 4014
ZUBAK, Sarah 4013

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