B. was born in June 1888 in
Toporov, near Brody, Galicia.
At the age of thirteen she
moved over to Romania to a sister, and at the age of
sixteen she made the acquaintance of the actor Moshele Burshtin. Two
years later they were married.
In 1912 Joseph Kessler
engaged Moshele Burshtin for London. After he went over to act for N. Blumental,
with whom they were touring through various cities, the
last proposal, in which he (Bluemtal) would "cover
travel expenses," she also would begin to act,
and as such, she was taken in to the specialty of "mother
B. acted with Morris
Moskowitz, then with Blumental's troupe, later in her
husband's troupes. and in 1935 she had the opportunity to
act with Maurice Schwartz during his guest appearance in
London, where they had remained, and where she had for a
short time at the outbreak of the Second World War had
the opportunity to play with Maurice Schwartz. She returned to Paris, and
there she was captured by the German occupiers.
According to her daughter,
B. once, while walking on the street with peril, with her
two children, she was arrested on a [tribute society?]
of a Frenchman, an owner of a leather business, which
used to receive payment from the German for each farmsrtn Jew.
According to a former French
information minister, the deportation succeeded. It was
determined that in August 1942 she was deported, at
first to Drancy, and from there to Auschwitz where she
Sh. E. from her
daughter Khaykele Burshtin.