Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
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
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 -
one act" (Podgurze, 1909, p. 16, 16°, which is often
performed by "amateur" circles.
On 1 August 1931 E. passed
away in Krakow.
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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