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Musye Miryaml Daykhes : 22.2.1921–27.7.1980

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Musye Miryaml Daykhes : 22.2.1921–27.7.1980
Call No: MULTI 792.8 D13m

Call NumberMULTI 792.8 D13m
Sub-CollectionMultilingual Collection
Dates1983
Statement of Responsibility[gezamelṭ Leybl Ḳorisḳi ; redagirṭ Yiśroel Rodnitsḳi ; ʻarikhat ha-ḥeleḳ ha-ʻIvri Natan Livneh].
Creators & ContributorsḲurisḳi, Leybl (contributor)
Rudnitsḳi, Yiśraʼel (editor)
Livneh, Nathan (contributor)
Dajches, Miriam (subject)
SummaryBook published in memory of Musia (Miriaml) Dajches. "Musia Dajches was born in Russia, in 1921... The parents had come from the little town of Skidl, near Grodno, and in 1923 the whole Dajches family moved to Vilna, Poland. It did not take long for the Dajches home to become a center of Jewish Culture; their house was always open to artists-musicians, actors and dancers—who found themselves in Vilna, the Jerusalem of Lithuania. In this artistic environment, a great talent was soon discovered in little Musia Dajches... She showed an extraordinary gift for music, mimicry and dancing, and soon became known as the 'Wonder-Child of the 20th century'... At the age of eight Miriam, together with her mother, went on a European Tour... In 1932, Musia Dajches traveled to Israel where she was acclaimed for her dance performances in Tel-Aviv and the settlements... In 1941 during World War II, when the Nazis surrounded Vilna, Musia and her family were thrown into the Vilna Ghetto. All, except Musia, were murdered, including her young husband, only a few months after their marriage. Musia Dajches was then transported to a women's labour camp, A.E.G.—Kaiserwald, near Riga. There the Nazis learned who she was. They insisted she dance for them. Having refused, they vowed she would never dance again. Their sadistic experiments on her legs made sure she never did... Musia Dajches was freed from the camp by the Russian Army... Eventually, in 1967 she came, together with her daughter, to Israel... Her home in Tel-Aviv soon became a cultural meeting place like that of her parents in Vilna... On the 27th of July 1980 Musia Dajches died of heart disease." —Biography by L. Korisky (pages 126–125)
Physical Description 126 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 32 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageYiddish, English, Hebrew
PublisherTel-Aviv: Ḳomiṭeṭ tsu fareybiḳn dem ondenḳ fun Musye Daykhes
RecognitionGifted in 2018 by Odie Kaplan