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
 

Aaron Itzhak Grodzenski


G. was born in 19 October 1891 in Vekshnya, Kovno region, Lithuania.

His father was a businessman.

In 1894 his family settled in Vilna where G. learned until age thirteen in a cheder, then he spent several years in a pro-gymnasium. At age seventeen he debuted with a song in the Vilna "Yiddish newspaper", and from then on he often participated with literary works in various periodic editions, also publishing several original songs and novels and translations "Evgeny" from Pushkin., that served as the libretto for the operatic production on 12 December 1922 in Vilna.

G. now is the editor of the Vilna "Evening Courier (Avnt kurier)", where he publishes from time to time articles and reviews about the Yiddish theatre.

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. I, pp. 607-9.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 506.
You can read Aaron Itzhak's amended biography in the Lexicon's Vol. 5, its memorial volume.
 

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