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
 

Leon Dreykurs

Born on 4 February 1894 in Lemberg, Galicia.

On his mothers side, from the old [altgezesener] Lemberger family [br'dch].

His father was an immigrant from Zibnbirg.

From age five he studied in a cheder, while at the same time attending a primary school.

Afterwards he attended the gymnasium and there he studied speaking Yiddish and literature.

From 1912-14, he published songs anonymously in the Yiddish Socialist weekly, which remain party songs up to this day.

From 1914-18, he served in the Austrian army, afterwards was a postal official, and since 1921 was active in literature.

D. immigrated to Czechoslovakia where he is one of the founders of the Yiddish theatre. He acted there for two years in drama and in the operettas.

D. wrote a novel about theatre life "Kulisn (Scenes)" (publisher Ch. Bzhoza, Warsaw, 1927, p. 320, 16) and two dramas, "In rod" and "Krkh".


Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish Literature)", Vol. I, pp. 751-2.

Elkhonen Tseytlin -- Retsenzies, "Literarishe bleter", 22, 1927.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 571.

There is also a biography for Leon Dreykurs in Volume 5, the Lexicon's Holocaust memorial book (page 4067), but it is yet to be translated here.
 

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