Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Adolf (Aaron) Lehrer
L. was born on 21 October
1888 in Tomaszow, Lublin Gubernia, Poland, to Chasidic
parents, merchants. He learned in a Talmud Torah, then
with a rabbi from Lodz R' Elihu Chaim Meyzel.
Later he became active in
the Jewish Workers' Movement. L. performed in 1910 as a
declamator and monologist in the literary evenings of
the "Harpe" society and "Dramatishe kunst", then entered
into the professional Yiddish theatre, touring
for several years with various itinerant troupes across
Russia. For a certain time he directed in the troupe of Pepi Littmann, acting in Germany, Poland (Lodz's "Grand Theatre"), Austria, France, and later as regisseur and
actor in the Czechoslovakian Yiddish theatre "Habima".
L. wrote a play "Hurbn
ukraine", which in 1920 was staged in Paris and
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1137.
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