Tuesday 27 August 2019


EMA SHEYVER-LAZAROV (EMMA SCHAVER) (March 15, 1905-January 26, 2003)
            She was a singer, born in the Russian empire.  He moved to Rochester, New York, later settling in Detroit.  She studied in several music schools.  She performed in concerts and operas.  She recorded Hirsh Glik’s “Zog nit keyn mol” (Don’t say never), Mortkhe Gebirtig’s “Es brent” (It’s burning) and “Viglid” (Lullaby), Leyb Rozental’s “Tsu eyns, tsvey, dray” (One, two, three), and Perets Hirshbeyn’s “Nign” (Melody), among other songs.  In book form: Mir zaynen do! Ayndrukn un batrakhtungen fun a bazukh bay der sheyres hapleyte (We are here! Impressions and thoughts from a visit with the Holocaust survivors) (New York, 1948), 176 pp.; Mir zaynen do appeared in Hebrew translation by Y. Kariv under the title Ananu po (Tel Aviv: Eged, 1981), 110 pp.

Source: Zalmen Zilbertsvayg, Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Handbook of the Yiddish theater), vol. 4 (New York, 1963).
Berl Cohen

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 527.]

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