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 Chaim Namn

 

Born in 1891 in Rovne, Volin region, Poland. His father was a [kll]-leader and a member of the city council. He learned at home and then in a gymnasium in Ostro, from where he was eliminated from the fifth class because he belonged to a revolutionary party, and he was therefore also arrested several times.

Since 1911 until the war N. participated in a Yiddish dramatic circle.

In wartime N. acted in the professional Yiddish theatre and then immigrated to Eretz Yisrael, where for seven months he learned in the Hebrew worker theatre studio "Auhl", working at the same time as a [loyn] worker, then he went over to the "Tyatrun eretz yisrael" (leader -- M. Gnesin), later in "Tyatrun lumi" and in the end performed as an actor and [conferensyer] in the small arts stage "Hmtata".

N. also wrote reviews in the "Rovner vakhnblat" about the guest-starring Yiddish troupes.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1408.
 

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