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
 

Sh. Y. Dorfzon
(Shmuel Yakov Harendorf)
 

 

D. was born on 25 November 1900 in Checiny, Kielce Gubernia, Poland. He was raised in a village, where he learned with his parents' brother and in the Dorfisher school, for ten years in Kielce. He worked as a sign painter. At the beginning of the war he went away with a worker's transport to Southern Tirol, where he worked for a half-year, then a year-and-a-half in a Vienna factory of wagons and locomotives. At the end of the World War he returned to Kielce, where he took an active part in the Poalei Zion movement, later in Warsaw he participated in his organ "Fraye yugend". In 1920 due to the political environment, he went away to Vienna, where he went off with his own culture[?], edited for a certain time with "Di yidishe morgenpost" and corresponded in America and in the Warsaw "Moment" under he pseudonym of Sh. Y. Dorfzon.

In 1924 D. issued in Vienna a weekly page "Di naye tsayt" in which he published a series of articles about the history of Yiddish theatre in Vienna, in March-April 1925 he published in the "Nayer lodzer folksblat" five articles under the name of "Dos yidishe teater in chechien" (material about the history of the Yiddish theatre in Western Europe), in 1926 in a Purim edition "Moment" -- "Purim bay di karpatn-yidn", where he portrays their Purim-shpiels.

D. often writes articles and reviews about Yiddish theatre and is connected with Yiddish Vienna theatre as a prompter and manager.
 

M. E.

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Lexicon of the Yiddish Literature", Vol. I, pp. 793-4.

  • Dr. Jacob Shatzky -- Klenere arbetn tsu der geshikhte fun yidishn teater, "Archive", pp. 498-499.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 545.
 

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