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
 

Elimelekh Boym

 

B. was born on 5 July 1896 in Warsaw, Poland. His parents were religious merchants. He learned in a cheder, and in his early youth he attended Kompaneyets' productions, until he was taken in among the child understudies in Lateiner's "Destruction of Jerusalem".

In 1912 B. was introduced to "amateurs", and he participated in Plonsk in a production of "Der meturef (The Worthless)", in which he performed as "Engineer".

For several years B. acted in amateur productions, until 1915, when he was taken into a professional troupe with whom he toured across the province, making the city of Lublin his exit-point.

In 1918 he traveled with the troupe to the Ukraine, where B. acted until 1920.

Since then, B. has acted in Germany, France, Switzerland, and most lately in Belgium.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 148.
 

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