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
 

Gershon-Chaim Levner


L. was born on 8 January 1864 in Groys-Tokmak (Bolshoy Tokmak), Tavritsh Gubernia, Crimea.

He received a traditional Jewish education. Afterwards he was busy with commerce.

Asides from many articles in "Hmlits", "Hatsfirah", "Hamagid" under the pseudonym of Nkh'l, he had also in Hebrew published several books, and in Yiddish over fifty storybooks, that were since the beginning of the 1890s printed in Vilna.

In Vilna there was published L.'s "Der ferehlikher purim, in 5 bilder, tsum lakhen, un frehldkh makhen fun G. Ch. Levner" [a later edition from 1913, p. 28, 16].

Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. II, pp. 249-51.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1154.
 

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