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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

 

Berl (Heker) Borisov


B.'s profession was that of a printer-worker in Vilna.

According to David Rogow, he was one of the oldest and most popular actors in Vilna and its surrounds.

He had directed and was a regisseur with Yiddish productions, performed by himself and staged various things for amateur circles.

Sh. Katsherginski writes:

"Leader of the theatre circles of the Vilna youth.

Borisov had, not zhalevendik time and effort, with a body and life, who made the cultivation of the Yiddish theatre word. Not a Yiddish actor hadn't his his first acting steps studying with Borisov."

He was killed around the first week of the Occupation, together with his family.

 

Sh. E. from David Rogow.

  • Sh. Katsherginski -- "The Destruction of Vilna," New York, 1947, p. 222.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4380.
 

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