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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

 

Moshe Khatshevatsky

Born on 30 January 1897 in Buki, near Uman, Ukraine. His father was a teacher in a Talmud Torah. He learned in a cheder, Talmud Torah, and in 1910 completed the commerce school in Uman, later studying in high school in Petrograd and Yekaterinoslav. His first song was put into print in 1918 in Kiev's "Naye tsayt," but more often he began to print first in 1921, where he settled in Kiev, where he worked at the newspaper "Komunistishe fon," and from 1922 until 1926 in Moscow's "Emes."

The drama "Der tog iz bekumen," a play in three acts by B. Bernholtz and M. Khatshevatsky, is, such as Nakhman Maizel voiced in his article "Krig un khurbn un di idishe dramaturgye," it was written in May-August 1942 in Samarkand, a year after the invasion of the Hitler bands in the Soviet Union. The handwritten play from Moscow was sent to the "Yiddishe kultur" edition, where it was published, at the same time when there arrived the late information that one of the authors, Kh., arrived at the Front in the struggle against the Nazis. The play, an anti-Nazi one, in Soviet Russia was never published.

After the outbreak of the war with the Nazis, Kh. went into the Red Army as a volunteer, and he participated in many battles, and on 17 December 1943 he was killed by a Nazi bullet. His only son also fell in the Russian Army.

Kh.'s printed plays:

[1]   M. Khatshevatsky. F. Sita
Teyge
Dramatic scenes
Kinder-farlag bam Ts. K. L. K. Yu. F. U.
Kharkov 1936 Odessa [48 pp.]

[2]   M. Khatshevatsky
Khaloymes
(Der yunger sholem-aleichem)
A play in four acts, six scenes
Kiev, Ukrmelukhenantsindfarlag, 1940.
[118 pp.]

[3]   B. Bergholtz un M. Khatshevatsky
Der tog iz gekumen
(a play in three acts)
["Yidishe kultur", N. Y., N' 6-7, 8-9, 1944].

  • "Lexicon of the New Yiddish Literature," New York, 1961, Vol. IV, pp. 389-390.

  • Nakhman Maizel -- Krig un khurbn, vidershtand un oyfshtand un di aleksander pomerants -- "Di sovetishe hrugi-mlkhus," Buenos Aires, 1962, pp. 480-481.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4845.
 

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