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
 

Saul Poyzner
 

 

P. was born on 6 April 1889 in Radomysl, Kiev Gubernia, Ukraine, into a cultured family.

At first he learned Yiddish and Hebrew through his father; later he graduated with an award from a Yiddish primary school, and he also excelled as a student in the Russian city school.

At the age of fourteen he immigrated with his parents to Chicago, America, where he worked as a cigar maker.

Since 1920 he was a co-worker at the Socialist weekly paper "Di idishe arbeyter-velt", where he also wrote reviews about Yiddish theatre.

In 1919 he joined the "Idisher kurier (Yiddish Courier)", where he edited the worker's section, and also was a correspondent for the "Idishe kemfer (Yiddish Combatant)", for which he wrote reviews about the Yiddish theatre.

On 20 April 1917 in Gertner's Pavilion Theatre, P.'s "A tsebrakhene heym, a social lebnsbild in four acts" was put on (with Muni Weisenfreund as "Ber veynshteyn", Pauline Offerman, Esther Field, Adolf and Betty Gertner et al).

In 19 June 1922 P. passed away (from a brain inflammation) in Chicago.


M. E. from Adolf Gertner, Director A. Margolin and Kalman Marmor.

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish Literature)", Vol. II, pp.878.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 1651.
 

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