Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
M. was born in December 1876
in Brest-Litovsk, Poland, to a shoemaker, receiving a
traditional Jewish education. At twelve years of age he
began to learn Russian and general studies. In his early
youth he was imbued with Yiddish from [khbt-tsyun] and "Tkhyt
hshfh", and he had at age seventeen become known to
socialists and very quickly was given a leading role in
the Socialist movement.
Since 1897 one of leaders of
the "Bund", he was especially popular under the
pseudonym of "Beynush", going through(?) the various poor
of the socialists in Czarist Russia. He was active as a
Jewish-Socialist speaker and writer.
M. had manifested a special
interest in the life of the Yiddish theatre, and he had
published under the pseudonym "A teatral", under his own
name and [reshi-tbus] many articles about Yiddish
theatre and Yiddish actors.
On 30 October 1928 M. passed
away in Warsaw.
Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon
of Yiddish Literature", Vol. II, pp. 396-402.
M. Weichert --
Beynish mikhalevitsh, "Di yidishe velt", Warsaw,
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1308.
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