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
 

Shimshon Erdberg


E. was born on 22 October 1891 in Lubin, Warsaw region, Poland, into a Chasidic family with a fashion business.

Until age fourteen he learned with rabbis and took secular studies with a private teacher. Then he was in Warsaw as an actor and teacher of Hebrew.

In 1913 he went away to foreign countries and learned in Berlin and in Paris. In 1915 he immigrated to America.

Debuting in the Warsaw "Di idishe vokh," E. later published stories in various New York Yiddish and Hebrew journals. For four years he collaborated  in "Di varhayt," and since 1919 in the editing of "Yidishes tageblat." A foreign novel, stories, translations (several published in special issues), feuilletons and articles. There E. also had written theatre reviews under his name and under the pseudonym of Sh. Rubinzon and David Warshavsky.

In "Lukh akhyerb" (New York, 1918), E. published under the pseudonym Sh. Rubinzon a large article, "Htyatrun hihudi bamrykh." (sp)

  • Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. II, pp. 812-815.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1598.
 

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