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
 

Mordechai Erlich


E. was born on 12 May 1873 in Vietka, Homel region, White Russia, into a poor family.

He learned in a cheder, in the yeshivas of Vietka and Volozhin and also took general studies. He later settled in Warsaw as a Hebrew teacher.

In 1902 he debuted with a sketch in "Der yud" and latter in various Yiddish and Hebrew periodic issues. By the outbreak of the Russo-Japanese War, he settled in Krakow where he was employed in literary work and as a correspondent for the "Forward' (under the pseudonym "Yushr").

Among the special issues of his work, one also finds "Di dienst -- a pogrom - bild in one act" (Podgurze, 1909, p. 16, 16, which is often performed by "amateur" circles.

On 1 August 1931 E. passed away in Krakow.

  • Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. II, pp. 823-825.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1600.
 

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