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
 

Naftali Herts Neymanovits


Born on 12 February 1843 in Yozefov, Lublin region, Poland. He was educated in Zavikhost, Radom Gubernia, under the supervision of his grandfather, a Zamosc meshkhil (intelligent person).

He learned Gemorah, Hebrew and European languages, [greytndik] together in Breslau's rabbinic seminary.

At eighteen he settled in Lublin, where or a time he was manager of a trading house, participating at the same time in various local Polish newspapers and in the Warsaw "Izraelita".

His literary activity in Yiddish began in 1867 in the "Warsaw Yiddish newspaper" and later was especially popular through his weekly feuilletons under the pseudonym "Hnts" in "Hatsfirah" and also through his various methods under the name "Der hoyz-lehrer".

Among his fictional works in Yiddish, there was published in his book "Dya tsvey hershels" (Warsaw, 1898) his two-act play "Di beyde hershels oder keyn geneyte zakhen".

In 1898 N. passed away in Warsaw.

Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. II, pp. 565-66.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1422.
 

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