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
 

Herman Vild


V. was a cantor in Sereth, Bukovina.  Then he became a folksinger, and he used to sing his own composed compositions, and he was especially popular with his song "Di tsigeynerin".

A slender person, a darer, he [bavoksn] with a red beard, and when he used to shave himself, he made the impression of of a skeleton, possessing a [klangfuln] strong lyrical tenor.

When he used [to be in the ]province fall into a material need, he used to make himself sick, which helped his appearance. He used to then send [rosh hkhl] or a Chevra Kadisha, and he asked that [m'zol mit him zogn udoy]. [Aroysrufndik durkhdem] the attention of the [khli-kodesh], he used to afer that say, that he felt better, but he had to travel to Vienna for a cure, and money was coming; he used to [farhulien=hold] it.

Because of his not-normal life, he was called "Hershele sharlatan", and he passed away in his middle years in Budapest.


M. E. from Sam Ludvik.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1,  page 230.
 

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