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
 

Buzzy Miller

 

M. was born on 21 April 1913 in Volkovinietz (Volkovintsy), Vinitzer region, Ukraine, to poor parents.

In 1927 he completed a Yiddish school. In 1929 he went away to Kharkov, where he worked in a factory and [dernentert] with a then-young Yiddish writers Emanuel Kozakevitsh, Hirsh Dobin, Tevye Gen, Hirshke Dimant and in 1931 he debuted in a Kharkov publication "Literatur un kunst" with a book narrative(?) "Mishmoyres beytn zikh".

In 1932 he went into the Yiddish department of the Kharkov Pedagogical Institute. In 1934 he went over to the Yiddish department of the Moscow State Pedagogical Institute, and issued the second book narrative "Untern regnboygn". In 1935 he composed in an almanac "Sovetish" the great narrative "Gold".

In 1936, after finishing the institute, he settled in Bira Bidzhon, where he for two years worked as a teacher, afterwards as a journalist in "Birobidzhaner shtern", where he also published stories and theatre reviews, while at the same time also noting and critiquing [ophandlungen] in the Birobidzhaner "Forpost" and almanac "Bira bidzhan".

In 1947 M. wrote the play "Er iz fun birobidzhan", which on 6 November 1947 was staged under the direction of Alex Shteyn in the Bira Biozhaner State Theatre. At the end of 1947 in the Moscow publication "Der emet" published book form with the larger publication "Biro Bidzhan".

 

During the period of the "Stalin cult", he became [depremirt] in 1949, and in 1956 rehabilitated and released.

Since 1961 he was a member of the red-kolegye of "Sovetish Heymland", where he published stories and worked as a [shtel-fartreter fun] editor and "Bira bidzhaner shtern". In 1959 and in 1965 there was issued in Russian a collection of his stories "Pod radugoy", and "Zemlya rodnaya".

In "Sovetish heymland" (N' 9. 1969) he published his comedy "Funes himl falt gornit arop", and in "Sovetish heymland" (N' 7. 1970) published his play "Der otes fun meyn gelibter".


Sh. E. from Yehoshua Lyubomirsky.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 7, page 6253.
 

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