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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

 

Yoel Glantz
(Ratz)
 

G. was born on 31 December 1865 in Komorge, Galicia.

His father was a gravestone builder.

He completed a folkshul.

He came to Lemberg and worked there as a gravestone builder with David Shtepler (Porke), who was also a Broder singer.

Due to his beautiful voice, Shtepler made him a Broder singer, and in 1882 G. performed with Shtepler, Chaim Bendel, Sholom Podzamce and Leon Mandeltort. The repertoire was headed by a one-acter and songs.

In 1890 the group included Yona Reyzman, Rosa Mandeltort and Herman Vaynberg.

In 1892 he came to the duet couple of Joseph and Sally [Beshtendig] Desser, and from then on he was in a local group of Broder singers (also called "The Polish Singers"), who were transformed into a more modern Yiddish variety theatre.

Until 1921 G. acted in such troupes, and then returned to being a monument builder, participating only on 7 August 1928 in Lemberg during the "Lexicon evening," in which with a huge success he brought forth Broder songs.

 



According to the "Yizkor-Rshimah (Necrology List)" in the program of the State Yiddish Theatre of Poland, G. was killed by the Nazis.

  • "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre," New York, 1931, Vol. 1, pp. 227-28.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4782.
You can read Yoel Glantz's initial biography, located in the Lexicon's Volume 1, by clicking here.
 

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