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 Bendel


B. was born on 23 April 1847 in Lemberg. His mother was the daughter of a magid. B.'s mother died during his birth, and he was raised under very bad conditions with his stepmother, and as such after almost as a child he joined the Broder Singers, and with them he toured across the villages and thus he sang in bars, and he also composed his own programs and songs. While in distress he also acted as a bit of a badkhan, later receiving a concession for a Yiddish theatre, and he toured with Yiddish troupes across Galicia, Bukovina and Hungary.

At the age of forty, he lost himself, the desire for his wife, a beard.

On 15 February 1913 B. passed away in Lemberg's Mushbkin's, losing a son, who also had acted in Yiddish theatre.

Among B.'s popular songs were: "Di damf-shif" and "Di eyzenban" of which Chana Volfstal had composed the music.
 

Sh. E. from his in-law Emil Bromberg.

M. E. from Moshe Schorr, Gershom Bader and Sam Ludvig.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1,  page 222.
 

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