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
 

Chaim Bezalel Grinberg


G. was born in 1860 in Wegrów, Siedlce kreyz, Poland.

Until age fifteen he learned in a cheder, then three years in a Beit haMedrash.

Already as a youth , G. was expelled as an [opshpeter] and a strength-maker(?) and with his "shtiklekh" was known in the villages known as "Chaim Tsalke". Due to persecution by the village belibatim G. had to leave Wegrów and go away to Warsaw, where he came to "his brother". Later he may have gone away to Galicia.

G. published two books, which were -- according to Zalmen Reyzen -- "Mustern fun der folks-satire, mit a gutmutikn, groblekhn khumor, geshribn in a zaftiker ekhter folksshprakh, mit parshoynen fun shtetl als heldn, zeynen geven bshetm zeyer popular nit nor in vengrow, nor oykh in poyln".

Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. I, pp. 647-8.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 532.
 

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