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
 

S. Verite
(S. Vaysblat)

Born in Bessarabia, lived in Odessa, where he was a student of a Russian dramatic school and belongs to the initiative group with which Peretz Hirshbein had in1908 founded as the "Hirshbein Troupe." Later he became a Yiddish actor and especially was popular across Russia as an excellent reader of Sholem Aleichem.

V. was an initiator and chairman of the committee to create a Yiddish artists' union , and one of the important organizations of the first convention of the Yiddish actors in Kiev.

In 1969 V. passed away in Moscow.

Zina Rappel writes in her book, "For Generations of Yiddish Theatre":

"Was a student, completing the Odessa high school. Seeing Ester-Rokhl Kaminski's acting and falling in love with Yiddish theatre, he became such a fervent admirer of Ester-Rokhl, that he went on her tour across Russia, and with his high intelligence, he made many contributions to Yiddish theatre. The Verite began to organize the Yiddish actors, and he began to prepare a convention for all the actors of Kiev.

Meanwhile, being in Yekaterinoslav, he organized our troupe.

...(Later) the convention occurred in Kiev. Perhaps five hundred actors and actresses were at the convention, and they voted that the main seat of the actors' organization should be in Kharkov. Verite should be the director; all the Yiddish theatres across Russia should have one main strong box, which should be found in the organization -- in Kharkov."
 

Sh.E. from Meir Melman and Jacob Belzer.

  • Nechamya Tsuker -- "Four Generations of Yiddish Theatre," Buenos Aires, pp. 329, 331-2.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 7, page 6229.
 

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