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
 

B. Vladeck
(Barukh-Nakhman Charney)
 

V. was born on 1 January 1886 in Dukor, White Russia (today Dukora, Belarus -- ed.).

He is the brother of [literary critic] Shmuel Niger.

He learned in a cheder, yeshiva and afterwards as an extern took to general education.

In the beginning of the twentieth century he was drawn to the radical [tsiunistisher] movement, but soon crossed over to the "Bund", where he was especially popular as a speaker and many times was arrested for his political activity.

In 1902 he began his journalistic activity in Russia, and in 1905 in Yiddish.

In 1910 he went off to America where he soon became active in the Jewish Workers' Movement.

In 1917 V. became an alderman (member of the New York City Council). V. was also manager of the "Forverts (Forward)" newspaper and wrote political articles from time to time; also reviews, poems and prose in "Tsukunft (Future)", the "Forward", and in other organs of the Yiddish Socialist Party.

 

 

V., in "Theatre World" (Warsaw), wrote about Yiddish theatre in America, in "Tsukunft" (1920, XI), published a historical play in five scenes, known as "Moshe rabeinu", and often "maintained units" about Yiddish theatre and also wrote from time to time as a critic of Yiddish theatrical productions.


Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish Literature)", Vol. I, pp. 999-1001.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 728.
 

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