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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

 


 

Yakov Reyzfeder


R. was born on 18 September 1890 in Warsaw, Poland, into a Chasidic family.

He learned in a cheder, a Beit HaMedrash and yeshivas.

At the age of eighteen he began to write. He debuted with day-bildlekh and feuilletons in the Warsaw daily press, and afterwards he crossed over to narratives and songs. In 1923 he was in Argentina, afterwards he returned to Warsaw.

He released several original books, one of which was translated into Hebrew, a book for children and they were translated into other languages.

On 8 July 1938 Izik Samberg performed in Mezerich and afterwards in Brisk and later in other cities. R's three-act drama "The Invalid," with the participation of Miriam Orleska, Helena Gotlib, Sheftel Zak, Leib Shriftzetser et al.

According to the "Yizkhor-Reshime (Yizkor List)" [as found] in the program of the State Yiddish Theatre in Poland, A. was killed by the Nazis in Poland.

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish Literature)," Vilna, 1929, Vol. 4, pp. 373-4.

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4840.
 

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