Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
A. was born on 18 September
1894 in Lodz, Poland. His father was a ritual
slaughterer, the uncle -- a rabbi. He completed a
As a youth he was very
interested, and often he secretly visited the Yiddish and Russian theatre
when he was a yeshiva student.
In 1913 he began to
participate in literary and musical events.
In 1915 for he first time he
performed in Zylbercweig's troupe as "Hirsh Ber" in
Kobrin's "Dorfsyung". After performing with the local
troupe across the Polish province, he acted for several
months in M. D. Vaksman's troupe in Lodz's Thalia
Theatre, then with member troupes across the Polish
Since 1918 he has toured with member troupes across the province of
Galicia. In 1920 he acted for several months in Przemysl
under the direction of Ebell, then for two years with a
member troupe (organized by the local artists union) in
Since 1923 he toured again
with various member troupes across the province.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 70.
You can read Wolf Amzel's amended biography in the Lexicon's fifth volume by
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