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-Aaron Hafner


H. was born in Galicia.

After his marriage, he attempted to be the breadwinner by teaching. Under the influence of badkhan Moshele Hibiner, he began to perform as a badkhan at weddings, then he published a small collection of songs under the title of "Khnur tsyun" with music, which used to be sung among the young Beit HaMedrash students who had already begun the "smell" of education.

He was also a co-editor of "Hebri" and "Evri ankhi" in Brody.

Afterwards he lived as a badkhan in Bubrka, from where he immigrated with is entire family to America.

Around 1908 he was co-editor of a Yiddish-Galician weekly paper in New York.

For the last six years of his life he was paralyzed, and on 13 September 1923 he passed away in Providence, Rhode Island.

Zalmen Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. I, pp. 777-8.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 133.
 

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