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
 

Efrim Auerbach
 

 

A. was born on 23 October 1892 in Belz, Bessarabia. His father was a ritual slaughterer. He learned in a yeshiva and [took] other courses at the university. In 1908 he debuted under the name of A. Averbukh in the collection "Zangen" (Vilna).

In 1912 he participated in an amateur production under Peretz Hirshbein's direction in Belz, then in Saraki.

In 1913 he immigrated to Eretz Yisrael, where he had taken up with laborers. Later he participated in the Jewish Legion, and in 1915 he came to America, where he became a collaborator in the periodic press.

In 1919 he was the theatre reviewer for "Di tsayt", and from 1922 the theatre reviewer for the "Morning Journal", where he also wrote from time to time under the pseudonym of Alf-Alf Kritik and did reviews about Yiddish theatre and anonymously edited the memoirs of Avraham Fishzon, which was published there in 1925-6.

In "Yidishn kemfer" in 1917, A. published a one-acter "Oyfn sheyer", about Shomerim life in Eretz Yisrael, in his book "Der royter fodim" (publisher "Oyfkum", New York, 1927) A. had [pp. 143-166] published his one-act "Fun uner brudershaft".

 

A. also had handwritten a dramatic poem in five scenes "Opgeshpilt a khasunah".


M. E.

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. I, pp. 53-4.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 41.
 

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