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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

 


 

Dr. Avraham Rosen


 

Born 26 December 1893 in Iasi, Romania. His parents were merchants. He learned in a cheder, then in the Jewish school for youths. He graduated as a medical doctor in Iasi and practiced in Paris, France.

Being a teacher for Bronstein, a co-director of Yiddish theatre, R. wrote, together with Dr. Herman Kornblum, the melodrama in three acts with a prologue, "Elterns kind," which in November 1920 was staged in Iasi in the "Lyric" Theatre by Kh. M. Segalesko (with Tsile Goldenberg, Itzkovitsh, Kh M. Segalesko, Gizela-Schwartz et al.), and later in Rovno (Poland): the mystical tragedy in three acts, "Gresed di evrh" (staged by Rintsler in Iasi in the "Lyric" Theatre (with Laznik, Zolotarov, Moshe-Yakov Goldenberg, Heller, et al.)

According to Rose Heller, R. also composed the play "Tsvishn tog un nakht oyfn altn feld," and the contents such as these: a women travels through a forest. Once the robbers attack, were her husbands(?). She gave birth to a baby and died at birth. In the play Barukh Rintsler, Yefim Goldenberg, Rose and Itsik Heller, Moshe and Khayke Laznik acted.

Beno Wachtel writes in "Almanac of the Yiddish Tribune" for the year 1937 about R.'s last activities:

"In the twenty literary meetings that the re-launched Iasi's "Toybn Hall" had held in the years 1936 and 1937, had with fictional parts directed with a special talent his friend Dr. A. Rosen who as no

other until today, did not interpret the work of Eliezer Steinbarg, Sholem Aleichem, Peretz and others."

During the Second World War, when the Nazis settled in Romania and sent away the Jews, R. was in the summer of 1941, in the choking (dershtikungs) trains from Iasi to Podolia.
 

M. E. and M. E. from Rose Heller.

Sh. E. from Julian Schwartz.

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4409.
 

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