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
 

Efrayim Davidzon

 

Born on 21 June 1899 in the Jewish colony of Dombroveny, Bessarabia. Descended from rabbis and rabbis. Father -- a ritual slaughterer. Until age twelve he learned in a cheder and with a teacher. He completed a folkshul, then became an extern. In 1921 he completed in Iasi a pedagogical institute and became a teacher in a Hebrew folkshul, gymnasium and courses, and was very popular with the students due to his humor and use of folk tales.

Yet as a child he participated in the school productions, later for several years acting with "amateurs", and also worked with them as a regisseur. In 1919 in Britcheva there was staged his children's play. Since 1922 he was a dedicated journalist, and his sharzh "Krn hisud-gest" (printed in 1924 in "Moment" and "Unzer tsayt"), for a long time recited by him and the actors Joseph Kamen and A. Berkovitsh. D. went on a tour across Bessarabia with humorous recitations.

D. had in 1930 settled in Israel, where he became a teacher in Pdrs Khnh, Jerusalem and in Ramat Gan, and was active in a range of cultural institutions and was co-founder of the folklore society "Yide em". D. issued several humorous editions in Hebrew,, several children's books and also the humor anthology "Shkhuk pinu" with a large section of humor in the Yiddish literature with biographies of the areyngenumen writer, and in 1958 the humorous book "Shkhuk yisrael".

D. in 1964 passed away in the land of Israel.

 


Sh. E.

  • "Lexicon of the New Yiddish Literature", New York, 1958, Vol. II, p. 437.

  • [--] -- Efrayim dovidzon z"l, "Yde em", Tel Aviv, N' 28-29, 1964, p. 120.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 5740.
 

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