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
 

David Brown

 

Born on 7 September 1876 in Ozorkow, near Lodz, Poland.

On his own he learned to read German and Russian. He attempted to write songs in German.

For fifteen years he composed Yiddish songs with melodies that were sung in the shtetl.

In his youth he worked as a weaver.

In 1903 he came to America where he worked as a weaver in Patterson.

Since 1905 he has published in the Yiddish periodicals a large number of stories and photographs about Jewish immigrant life, and in 1922 a part of his publication in Patterson was named "Mit arig un harts (With Eye and Heart)".

In "Fraye arbeter shtime" (28 March, and 4 April 1914), he published his translation of "In noytah" (a drama in one act), in English by Jean Rose.

On 6 September 1945, B. passed away.

  • "Lexicon of the New Yiddish Literature", New York, 1956, Vol. 1, p. 453.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 4894.
 

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