By William Hyder | special to the sun
October 12, 2007

Mordechai Weiss remembers his wife as a shayna maidel – Yiddish for “a pretty girl.”

They are among the vivid characters in a drama by Barbara Lebow depicting the painful interrelationships of a family shattered by the Holocaust. A Shayna Maidel runs through Nov. 4 at Rep Stage.

It’s March 1946; World War II has been over for months. Rose Weiss (played by Colleen Delany) is thoroughly American. She has no memory of her early years in Poland, nor of her mother and elder sister who stayed behind.