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
 

Bentsion Vekshteyn

He was born on 3 March 1868 in Ilinits, Kiev Gubernia, Ukraine, into a Chasidic merchant family.

In his early youth he printed cultural-heretical articles in "Hshkhr", "Hmlits", "Yudishes folksblat".

At the age of seventeen he immigrated to London, later to America, where he was more active in the Jewish Worker's Movement.

He traveled to Russia. He came but he returned in 1895, and was for a certain time the secretary of the United Yiddish Workshops and for thirty years an activist in the Baker's Union.

In 1911-2 he redacted "The Yiddish Baker", worked with other periodicals issued and published in Chicago's "Yiddish Worker's World", a series of articles about "di drama in ale tseytn un bey ale felker".

V. wrote a play: "Kriminele operatsyon", "A gnb oys noyt", "Krbnut fun freye libe" and "Der kemfer"..


Sh. E.

Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish Literature)", Vol. I, pp. 1012.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 731.
 

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