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
 

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 Belgium.
 

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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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