Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
T. was born on 6 September 1894 in Brest-Litovsk,
Poland. His father was a teacher (melamed). She
learned with tutors, then in Brisk and Novogrudok
yeshivas and private studies besides.
In 1912 she went into the
"Poaeli Zion", and in 1913 debuted in the Party press
with articles about Party matters and generally
professional questions, writing under his own name and
In 1918 he went over to the
Communist Party, immigrated in 1920 to America, was a
co-founder of "Di freyheyt" and a member in Ts. K. of the Yiddish section in the Communist Party. He
founded in 1923 in his name a publishing house that
produced several books, including his translations of Antonina Sokolitsh's "Di foyst, a drama of the great
Russian Revolution, in 3 acts" [p. 82, 32°], the play
was soon staged by a dramatic worker's group in New
In 1925 he was excluded from
the Communist Party, T. now is the Secretary for
the local committee of the "Yidishn sotsialistishn
farband (Jewish Socialist Verband) in New York.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 861.
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