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Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre
BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE WHO WERE ONCE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE;
aS FEATURED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S  "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"


VOLUME 5: THE KDOYSHIM (MARTYRS) EDITION, 1967, Mexico City

 

Shlomo Binder


Born in 1904 in Baltremantz (Butrimantz?), Lithuania. 

Shlomo received a secular education. He studied in Kovno's university and was active in the unionist movement. Until 1941 he lived in Kovno, later in the Vilna ghetto, where he was a civil servant in the Jewish management. In the 1920s he was a worker at the Kovno "Folksblat," then with the Yiddish newspaper. In the Vilna ghetto he published in a weekly newspaper bulletin "Geto yedius (Ghetto Information)" (Vilna, 1942-43.) At the end of 1943 he was sent away to the ulinurmen camp, to Derpt (Tartu), Estonia, and there he perished from hunger and scabies.

In the ghetto he was (the source) of the information about the Lithuanian society for Herman Kruk, who wrote a diary. In one of the notices in the diary he was speaking about "a binding issue," according to which there was a hint that B. suspected that he stood as a close witness for the Germans, but it didn't manifest itself. So it was a mess.

B. had translated for the ghetto theatre the European plays "The Man Under the Bridge," which was performed in the ghetto.

His wife and his two small children had magically endured in Kovno, within the ghetto. In 1943 they were caught and killed in the ninth fort.
 

  • "Lexicon of the New Yiddish Literature," New York, 1956, Vol. I, pp. 195-196.

  • Sh. Katsherginski -- "The Destruction of Vilna," New York, 1947, p. 182.

  • H. Kruk -- "Togbukh fun vilner geto (Diary from the Vilna Ghetto), New York, 1961, pp. 403-4, 479, 535-36.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4052.
 

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