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
 

B. Sereny
(Dov Srilovyten)
 

S. was born on 10 November 1892 in Ungvar (today Uzhhorod), Carpathia-Rus., Czechoslovakia.

His father was a craftsman/tradesman.

He learned in a yeshiva and gymnasium.

He was a radical assimilationist, afterwards a Zionist. He participated in the World War, first as a soldier, afterwards as an "under-officer" and received an award.

In 1918 he fell into captivity in Italy, where he remained for two years.

In 1915 he debuted in various Yiddish periodic issues.

In 1920, he edited the Yiddish-Hungarian page "Zhida neflats" (popular Yiddish newspaper).

Since 1924 he has edited a yearly almanac in Hungarian.

S. also published in print "Der nekhtiger tog, a comedy in 3 acts by B. Sereny, Uzhhorod, Czechoslovakia." [p. 45, 16], and wrote the play "A modner rabbi", "Dos neye tsil" and "Di khshmunayt", which was performed in Czechoslovakia and Transylvania.

He also translated into Hungarian Jacob Gordin's "Mirele efros", that was performed in a Hungarian professional theatre.


Sh. E. from Zalmen Reyzen.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 12, page 1536.
 

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