B. was born in 1903 in
Dvinsk, Latvia, into a very poor family.
As the actor Max Perlman
states, she was raised on her own in the home of Yiddish
actor Adolf Shtreytman, and through him performed in the
From childhood on she was in
the environment of the Yiddish theatre. At a very early
age she was taken into various local Yiddish
dramatic circles, and she also participated in
productions of local professional Yiddish actors. Her
talent made her more developed, and when in 1928 she
came to Riga, she already had been considered to be a fine
young stage talent, and she had in Riga an opportunity
for some years to act in the local "Meutim Theatre"
with the best local and guest stars all of the popular
B. married Yiddish-Russian
actor Chiranov (born in Saratov), who earlier had acted
on the Russian stage and in film, and she had overtaken
him on the Yiddish stage.
When the Nazis occupied
Riga, she together with her husband, as were other
thousands of Jews, were driven twelve kilometers on foot
out of the city to the Rumbula forest, and with terrible
cold and snow, she was forced to zikh oystsuton mother
naked, and on 30 November 1941 she was shot there. Her
husband was also killed there.
By a mass grave of those
30,000 Riga Jews killed, the living, remaining Jews erect a memorial as a kdoyshim