Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
In "Lerer Yizchor-Buch
(Teacher's Book of Remembrance)", New York, 1954,
p. 112, it is reported:
Around 1926 in Nezvizh there appeared an intelligent youth from
Warsaw. Short and chubby, he limped a bit on one
leg. Possessing two wise, smiling eyes behind the
gold-rimmed glasses, B. Graubart became manager of the
Nezvizher Tsishe School. Later, in his old age, after he
had become a resident in Nezvizh, he was elected as a
city councilman. He was a saintly man who helped poor Jewish people. He
provided free education for the
poor and needy Jewish children.
In 1930 he staged the "Prince
and the Pauper" [by Mark Twain]. At times he even helped
with the stage decorations. He involved the children in
the selection of their roles. The production proved to
be economically beneficial for the school and its
In 1932 he went to Pinsk and
became manager of this Borochov School. However under
pressure from the Polish school authorities, Graubert had to
quit his teacher's post, and he became bookkeeper for
trade activities. He continued to devote all of his
energies on behalf of children's education, and for the
welfare of the impoverished Jewish population.
He was killed in Pinsk.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 4, page 3867.
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