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
 

Yosef Holder

Born on 11 January 1893 in Bitshkif (Bitshkof), Komitet Marmarosh, Bev. Hungary.

He received a strong Yiddish education; later he studied a little German with his father.

For a short time he attended the Hungarian elementary school and on his own studied other secular courses.

From the age of thirteen he studied in yeshivas of Hungary and Galicia, at the same time studying Hungarian and German.

H. settled in Budapest where he found work as a bank employee.

The literary activity began in the year 1908; he wrote songs and prose in Hungarian, Yiddish, Hebrew, and he is a permanent collaborator at the Hungarian weekly paper "Mult em dzhova". H. was the correspondent for the Hungary for the New York "Yiddish tageblat".

H. translated the war-drama "Der loytn" by the Hungarian-Yiddish writers Vivari, the dramatic poem "Di tragedye funs mentshn" by the Hungarian poet Imre Madatsh, and a one-acter by Hungarian-Yiddish writer A. Kotser.


M. E. from K. Mestel.

Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish Literature)", Vol. I, pp. 763-4.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 577.
 

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