Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Dr. Tsvi Bikels-Spitzer
Born on 23 April 1887 in Lemberg,
Galicia. His father was the owner of a food store,
descended from the prominent professor and maskil
He learned in a cheder and in a
folkshul, B. completing in 1906 the gymnasium, and
in 1911 he became a juris doctor (lawyer) in Lemberg,
where he had the opportunity to study literary history
As a member of the university student
circle "Hashkhr", which stood under the supervision of
Shlomo Schiller, Dr. Y. Thon, and Adolf Stand, B. became
an industrious student of the local courses of "Judaicia",
was introduced properly to Jewish history and mastered
the Hebrew language in words and writing. However in
antithesis to his party friends he maintained that one
must not neglect the cultural work of the masses in "Galut",
and became one of the first crusader of Yiddish in
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 164.
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