she organized the transition
of the ghetto partisans to the base camps in the forest,
in the play it fell into battle when the last group was
released by di kanalizatsye-rern [?].
The collective of the folks
theatre almost had for themselves for the first time a
modern play of that genre, which for him was a serious
examination, and it should be said that the exam
survived. Very impressed by the performance of Zina
Sharfstein in the role of Sonia. The complimentary role
of Itsik Wittenberg was played by Hirsh Sharfstein very
impressively. Success came to Leib in the role of staff
member Aaron. The audience also took to Yudl Katz in the
role of Professor Hellman. Impressive also was the scene
Sonia Gorelnik (teacher Chana). Motl Kanovitsh was
successful playing the episodic semi-symbolic role of
the old person. Considerable also was R. Suntop
(Miriam), F. Gordon and others. In the difficult role of
the ghetto representative Yekl Sneg (his true name was
Gens), S. Sigalov performed. he created a personage for
a historic Judenrat.
Nazsh of a Judenrat a
historian. The success of the spectacle was, in a
jealous measure, due to the stage director Leonid
According to Halpern, it was
that among the attendees of the production, there was
found a large group of prominent partisans from
the dissolved Vilna party committee during the Nazi
Occupation. At the beginning of the spectacle, they had,
based on Shostakovich's true music, in short words,
tells about the destruction of the five-hundred
communities in Vilna, and speaking about the resistance
movement in the ghetto, the names of the fallen ghetto
heroes was shown.
During the last years S. was
very ill, later paralyzed, and in the uprising he wrote
the aforementioned play.
On 28 December 1967 S.
passed away in Vilna.
Rabbi Emus Schaus.
Ber Halpern --
Oyfrurerndige drame vegn heldishn geto-komandir
itzik vitenberg in vilner yidish
milkhome-theater, "Morgn frayhayt," N.Y., 1