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
 

Ber Smoliar
 

S. was born on 27 May 1897 in Rovno, Volin.

His father was a teacher in a Hebrew folkshul. He gave him a secular education. At the same time he learned much Hebrew.

At the age of thirteen, he completed trade courses, and he became a bookkeeper in a manufacturing business. His journalistic activity began in 1912.

At the end of 1920 he immigrated to America where he was the Chicago manager of the local Workmen's Circle school, and at the same time was active as a journalist. Later he settled in New York as a co-editor of "Yt'a" (Yiddish Telegraf Agentur) and afterwards called upon their service the Jewish communities throughout the world.

S. worked a lot in the field of children's literature and collected songs to sing in schools and children's homes and [instsenirt] childrens' [meshhlekh], for which he published the one-acter "Di kishufmakherin (The Sorceress)" (Warsaw-New York, 1921), that also later was published in Hebrew as "Hmkhshfh", publisher "Tlpyut", Warsaw.

He also released the brasher "Vi azoy in lyvik gekumen tsu zeyn glum" (publisher "Tsveygn", N. Y., 1924) [p. 16/ 32].
 

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish Literature)", Vol. II, pp. 659-61.

  • Kh. Sh. Kazhdon? --Kinder-literatur, "Bikher-velt", 3-4, 1923.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1499.
 

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