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
 

Chaim Toybenshlag


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 under pseudonyms.

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 York.

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.


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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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