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
 

Avraham Mendzhelevski

 

Born in 1892 in Radzimin, Warsaw Gubernia, Poland, to parents who were merchants. He received an elementary Jewish education. Through an association with the Jewish Worker's Movement he entered the Yiddish theatre and went into the troupe of Leyzer Bernshteyn, then he acted in various troupes, among them that of Guzik and Genfer.

In 1924 he acted in a member's troupe in Warsaw's Kaminski Theatre, then he immigrated to Argentina and made the fight against the visiting "[common=tmaym]" in the local Yiddish theatre, where he acts until today.

In 1916 he acted in Budapest in the film "Leo the Lion", or "Der rbi mit der tochter (The Rabbi with his Daughter)" under the direction of Fendvish.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1356.
 

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