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Barlicki's Wife
Fictional Character
"Shtetl Days"
POD: c. 1940
Type of Appearance: Direct, unnamed
Nationality: Germany (when in character, Poland)
Occupation: Actor

"Barlicki’s wife" was the name of a fictional Polish character played by a German re-enactor in the tourist village of Wawolnice. She hired "Jewish grinder" Jakub Shlayfer (played by German Veit Harlan) to fix her clock. Although he warned her prior that he would have to charge her more for putting a new gear in the clock, when the time came to pay, she'd "forgotten", and so haggled for a time until she angrily paid him and stormed out.

While in character, Shlayfer made a point of finding Barlicki's wife attractive.