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 Margolius


Grandson of Berl Broder.

Born in 1887 in Zlotshev, Galicia.

In 1891 he went with his parents to Sosov, where he completed four classes at the Baron Hirsch school.

At the age of ten he began to work for a goldsmith in Zlotshev. Under the influence of his father, he began to write songs, at first in German, later changing to Yiddish.

In 1904 he settled in Krakow and together with Jacob Kener he led the Poalei Zion...in Western Galicia.

In 1906 he debuted in the "Yidish arbayter", afterwards in various Yiddish publications.

During the First World War when the Austrians had returned to occupy Zlotshev, M. wrote his drama "Moshiach", which was put on through the worker studios in Galicia, and after living for a short time in Vienna, he immigrated to America.

In the beginning he held a position as a goldsmith. Afterwards he became a dealer. Here he participated in periodic publications, and in 1957 published in New York a book "Three Generations" (songs from his grandfather, feuilletons from his father, and his own songs with biographies of all three).

On 4 May 1958 M. passed away in New York.

  • "Lexicon of the New Yiddish Literature", N.Y., 1965, Volume 6, pp. 97-98.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 7, page 6280.
 

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