Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Israel Adler


A. was born on 15 November 1898 in Lodz, Poland, into a privileged family (from his father's side -- family with Dr. Adler-Cohen, including a rabbi from London, the mother -- a grandson of the great industrialist J. K. Poznansky.)

Until he was a bar-mitzvah he learned at home, afterwards in the Hebrew gymnasium under the management of Dr. Broyde; later he studied at the philosophy facultat of the University of Krakow.

Under the influence of his cousin, the painter Jacob Adler, and from Moshe Broderzon, he was allowed into the group "Young Yiddish", where he debuted under the direction of I. Sturm, later under his own name, and the pseudonyms Y. Akvila and Y. Nshr when he participated in the Lodz Yiddish press and in the Krakow "Novi dzhennik", also with articles  about art and especially Yiddish arts.

In 1921 he put out "Nokhn shnit", a "tseyt"-drama in three acts, Wolf Publishers, Lodz.

A. also wrote a three-act comedy, "Dos umglik mit der idishe noz".

Since 1925 A. can be found in Eretz Yisroel.
 

Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. 1, p. 44.

Hillel Zeitlin -- "Di yungste moshiakh zukher", "Mom.", Warsaw, 9 December 1921.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 29.
 

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