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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

 

Asher Griminger
 


 

Born on 20 September 1892 in Lemberg, Galicia.

His parents were merchants.

He completed a folkshul.

In 1908 he debuted with "amateurs" as "Motye shtreykhl" in Gordin's "Chasia the Orphan," and until 1917 acted with "amateurs," then became engaged as a character-comic by Gimpel in Lemberg where he acted for a number of years. In 1928 he guest-starred in Vienna. Afterwards he acted again in Galicia, where he was very popular as a comic.

According to the actor David Lederman, G. was murdered by the Ukrainian Nazis through the Gestapo with the help of "schnim"--Ukrainians and Poles.

G.'s son, also a Yiddish actor, was found in Argentina.
 

Sh. E. from David Lederman.

  • "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre," Vol. 1, N. Y., 1931, p. 530.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4377.
 

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