Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
H. was born on 17 July 1895
in Vald-Dorf Meydan, Poviat Kalush, eastern Galicia.
His family were country folk
In 1914 he completed the
public gymnasium in Stanislawow and began to study
medicine, but he had to leave because of
the outbreak of the war, in which he had to participate
as one of the voluntary physicians.
For twelve years he wrote
songs in Polish and for fifteen years in Yiddish. He had
in the time of war begun to publish songs in Lemberg's "Tagblat",
and later in other journals and newspapers and had
published some [bender] songs, [farmendik on ongezen
art] in the Yiddish press.
In February 1927 Jonas
Turkow staged in Krakow H.'s translation of St. Tsveyg's
dramatization of Johnson's "Volfane" (der tants arum gelt)".
M. E. from
Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon
fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish
Literature)", Vol. 1, pp. 784-786.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 586.
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