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
 

Solomon Genfer
 

 

G. was born in 1874 in Kremenchug, Ukraine.

He was a trade employee in a manufacturing business.

Though his acquaintance with the Russian-Yiddish singer Strelska (with whom he would later marry), he excelled in the Yiddish theatre, and G. became one of the fine and popular theatre entrepreneurs .

His troupe had, according to his time, excelled with a better ensemble, repertoire and features.

Through popular prices he aroused theatre-goers with the widest Yiddish makings.

On 5 August 1913 G. passed away in Vilna.

After his death, until the outbreak of the war, the troupe again came to be led by his two brothers.
 

M. E. from Nakhum Lipovsky and A. G. Kompaneyets.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 498.
 

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