Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
G. was born on 12 January 1893 in Mozir, Polesia, on the
border of White Russia and the Ukraine, into a family of
He learned in a cheder and
yeshivas, and his secular education came privately. Afterwards he learned in the Kiev Petshersk gymnasium
and in Perminov's higher technical courses.
In 1911 he immigrated to
America, where he joined up with various trades and
completed in 1915 a middle school.
In 1918 he received a degree
at Ohio State University with the title of "Bachelor of
At the end of 1918 he
debuted with a story in "Fraye arbeter shtime" and
after a break of four years became active in Yiddish
literature. G. produced several volumes of stories.
G. in "Undzer bukh", N. Y.,
March-April 1926, published "Oyf a rog", a
in three acts, performed and acted.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 484.
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