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
 

Julius (Yekhiel) Erber

 

E. was born on 25 November 1877 in Stanislawow, Galicia, to well-to-do parents. He received a Jewish and a secular education.

 Spending his youth as an orphan, E. was raised in Horodenka by his grandfather, medical doctor [sheer]. He completed a gymnasium, [bahersht] several European languages and he was good [bahavnt] in European literature.

Introduced to an itinerant Yiddish troupe he, due to them leaving his home and leaving with them, worked as their prompter across Galicia. Later he came to America, where he prompted in various theatres, advertised as "the literary prompter".

On 14 July 1924, E. passed away in Philadelphia.

E.'s sister, in Vienna, Eygenfeld, had written plays for the Yiddish theatre.
 

M. E. from Adolph Erber.

Necrology in the "Forward".

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1597.
 

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