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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

 

Eliezer Gorielow


 

G. was born on 20 November 1890 in Moscow, Russia.

His father was a teacher.

He studied in Warsaw, and he completed a middle school. After school he became interested in Yiddish theatre, and in 1919 he became secretary for the Yiddish Actors' Union in Poland.

He published several articles about Yiddish theatre problems in the union organizations and also in the periodic press, then he managed a Yiddish theatre troupe in Krakow, and in 1927 he became manager of the Vilna Troupe.

According to Jonas Turkow, G. belonged to his noentste, most expensive and ibergebenste worker in the nshrfim section, which had with self-sacrificed, worked to alleviate the needs of the Jews in Warsaw.

According to Jonas Turkow, among the leaders of the "supply positions" in Umshlangplatz, he was "the local man who mkrib really was to help the miserable for their tsvangs-oyszidlung.

In July there was terrible heat. People were going for a drink of water. Jewish politicians also had in the last minutes not left the large shans. They were just like the Ukrainians and Latins; they sold a fleshl of water for from 300 to 500 zlotys. The society-like forzorgungshtele had a strong control there, but not bkhkh was to lead a zigreykhn.

 G. was killed by the Nazis.

  • "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre," New York, 1931, Vol. I, p. 466.

  • Jonas Turkow -- "Azoy iz es geven," Buenos Aires, 1948, p. 86, 286, 292.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4050.
You may also read Eliezer's original Lexicon biography from volume 1, by clicking here.
 

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