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
 

Avraham Hersh(?) Bralman


According to I. Weinstock, B. was named Hersh, and he was born in Jerusalem. His correct name was Brakhlin. His father also was a Jerusalem Jew, who used to on Friday 12 [beytog] until Shabbat -[nokh hbdlt git reydn keyn dbri-khul], nor sacred language. B. was a carver of holy arks, a fine actor with a beautiful voice, and after that he left the "theatre", and he returned a [yshubnik] and settled for learning(?)

M. Nakhamkum says that B.'s name was Avraham and he was from Odessa.

According to Jacob Katzman, B. was a singer of songs and used to travel around across small towns and by himself act out the entire play "Baba yakhne". In a troupe he never acted.

According to Jacob P. Adler, B. acted with Naftali Goldfaden; afterwards he became a sexton in a shul.


M. E. from Joseph Weinstock, M. Nakhamkes and Jacob Katzman.

Jacob P. Adler -- 40 Years on the Stage, "Di varheyt", 21 July 1917.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 238.
 

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