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
 

Hillel Rogoff

 

Hillel (Harry) Rogoff was born on 11 December 1883 in Berazino, Minsk region, White Russia.

At the age of three he came to America. Here he completed the yeshiva, R' Yitzchak Elchanan and New York College.

In 1905 he began his journalistic activity with the English socialistic press, and since 1906 (with small breaks) -- was a co-worker, later a managing editor, and, since Ab. Cahan's death, editor for the New York "Forverts (Forward)" newspaper.

R. published several works in Yiddish about American history, a book about Meir London and the history of the "Forverts" ("The Spirit of the Forward", N. Y., 1954).

In 1913 R. wrote in "Tsukunft" about the Yiddish theatre, year-long reviews in the "Forverts", and from time to time he also [gehaltn referatn] about the Yiddish theatre.

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish Literature)", Vol. IV, pp. 58-60.

  • Kalman Mrmr -- "Yakov Gordin", New York, 1953, p. 240.

  • Yefim Yeshurin -- "Hillel Rogoff Bibliography", New York, 1958.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 2139.
 

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