This Day in Jewish History 1874: An Actress So Moving That anti-Semites Pelted Her — With Flowers — Is Born

Bertha Kalich's life may have been saved from envious rivals' plots by her move to New York — and back to Yiddish.

comments Print
May 17, 1874 (or possibly 1875) is the birthdate of actress Bertha Kalich, who began her career on the Yiddish stage while still a teenager in her native Galicia, and succeeded not just in making the physical...