Born in 1881 in Zhelikhov,
Siedlce Gubernia, Poland, into a poor family.
He learned in a cheder and
in his early youth became a worker.
For twenty-five years he
took to various trades in Warsaw and Lodz.
In 1904 he debuted in the
Yiddish literature and soon acquired a name for himself,
which placed him in the first rank of Yiddish
V. published his drama "Knah
un tauh", earlier printed in the "Teater-velt (Theatre
World)" 6-17, 1908-9.
Afterwards he published with
the publishing house "Progress", Warsaw 191, p. 101, 16°,
and "Kasper" (p. 85, 16°, in which he performed in Lodz
through the "Dramatic Arts", published in the
collection book "Di
yungend-shtime" (Vilna 1908), a single drama "In
ervertung", and he published his work (Warsaw, published
by B. Shimin) the drama scenes "Rbudhle" and "R' Yuel".
V. in "Di yudishe
zamelbikher" (1918-19), there was published the one-act dramatic
poem "In tog fun gerikht" -- a min politishe samire in
gramen about the Polish-Yiddish relationship.
In the journal "Undzer
hofenung" (Warsaw), which V. edited for, he wrote
often about Yiddish theatre, dramaturgy and acting.
- Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon
fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish
Literature)", Vol. I, pp. 967-72.