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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

 

Khaim Gutman
 

G. was born on 24 September 1894 in Feleshti, Bessarabia.

His father was a housepainter.

Until the age of fourteen he learned in a cheder. Afterwards he learned until age nineteen in the Beltz Yeshiva, where he suffered from hunger and "needs and starts" and fled in 1915 with two friends to Odessa. Here G. worked for six months in an ammunitions factory until he became a prompter and play rewriter in Korik's troupe. Two months later he performed for the actor Keyzerovitsh and remained since then as an actor in the troupe, which went later to Kishinev. After Bessarabia became united with Romania; G. joined in with Itsikl Goldenberg's troupe, afterwards in the troupes of Ashkenazy, Ziegler, Fiszon, Kompaneyets, the Vilna Operetta troupe, Ziegler, et al.

According to Rose Heller, G.  was killed with his wife Roza at the hands of the Nazis during World War II.

In 1936 he had made a tour with Simkha Natan.


Sh. E. from Julian Schwartz.

  • "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre," New York, Vol. 1, p. 469.

 



 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4229.
 

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