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
 

Ber Horovits

H. was born on 17 July 1895 in Vald-Dorf Meydan, Poviat Kalush, eastern Galicia.

His family were country folk [dorfsleyt].

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 Jacob Mestel.

Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish Literature)", Vol. 1, pp. 784-786.


 

 

 

 


 

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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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