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
 

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 family Bikels.

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 and dramaturgy.

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 Galicia.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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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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