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
 

Chaim-David Ariel
 

D. was born on 15 November 1881 in Lodz, Poland.

He studied in a cheder and finished three classes at Konshtat's school.

Because of this, his father had maintained a restaurant where Yiddish actors used to eat, and in this way he had an opportunity to be introduced to them. Having the ability to dance, Julius Adler took him in, and with three members still, as a dancer, into the troupe of Vaysfeld[?]. When Adler heard him sing, he took him into the chorus.

In 1899 Ariel went into the chorus of Zandberg.

In 1904 the actor Sholem Zucker took him in to Vilna in Sabsey's troupe, where he began to act in small roles.

In 1910 he acted with Harlamp-Konievska in Kremenchug, with Fishzon in Yekaterinoslav, then in Odessa, until 1916, when he came to Rappel.

From him he went over to S. Krause, to act in Constantinople,  Romania, again back to Odessa, where he became engaged to Boaz Yungvitz and Iser Bezman, then with Bezman in Kiev, Berdichev, until they came to Lodz.
 

 

He was accustomed to acting with in Lodz as a member of various troupes, especially in the members troupes. His wife Rukhl and son Harry had also acted on the Yiddish stage. A. was killed by the Nazis.


Sh. E. from Meir Melman

"Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre", New York, 1931, Vol. I, p. 95-96.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 3919.
 

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