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
 

Baruch Bernard
(Baruch Grinberg)

 Born on 15 April 1901 in Brisk Delite (Lithuania). Early on he became an orphan after his father, and he received a traditional Jewish education from his mother. B. did not receive any systematic secular education.

In 1921 he immigrated to America, where he took up business. In 1930 in Vilna's Kletskin publishing house, under the name of Bernard Baruch Grinberg, he published his four-act comedy "Yehuda Tnkhi" (which should have in 1928 been published in Vilna with an unterkepl "Der nayer moshiakh"). About the comedy, Dr. A. Mukdoni wrote: "A work that brings out the idea of a false messiah... a modern Shabtai Tsvi... a play  -- an ikhidh bminh [eyngartik]. In 1931 in Vilna (also under the name Grinberg), there was published his "Idishe tragedye", a drama in three acts (160 pp.), that also was under the name of Baruch Bernard, published by New York's Bloch Publishing Company. In an English translation. In 1933 by the publishing house Mizrakh, N. Y., there was published his "Yehuda tnkhis heldn lebn" (95 pp.), a poem in three songs, that lasted only for the first gezang.

On the last page of the book, there was oysgerechnt B.'s other work, such as "Der khalutz", a drama in four acts and four scenes by Baruch Brkhia, publishing house "Nechamya", N. Y., 1927, 128 pp. "Rbi Rb ber, der gefalener", a dramatic poem, "Business",  a comedy (drama) in three acts (N. Y., 1936), "Penelope", a one-acter, children's play.

In 1937 in the publishing house "Di feder", New York, published (as an opdruk of the journal "Di feder") his "Bankrot", a drama in three acts (107 pp.)

B. has from time to time printed articles in "Morning Journal". In 1947 he visited Eretz Yisrael.

On 26 February 1953, B. passed away in New York.

  • "Lexicon of the New Yiddish Literature", New York, 1956, Vol. I, pp. 400-401.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 7, page 6277.
 

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