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
 

Avraham-Yakov (Jacob) Weislitz
 

W. was born on 31 December 1891 in Konsk, Poland.

His father was a cultured person and left him to study in a gymnasium.

In 1911 W. became a member of the dramatic section of "Hazamir" in Warsaw, and afterwards he was the composer for the Yiddish Dramatic Union in Poland, with which he also performed plays in Yiddish and from the European dramatic repertoire.

Since 1920 W. has acted in the Polish Vilna Troupe.


M. E.

  • Jacob Weislitz --Mayn veg as yidisher artist (My Way as a Jewish Artist), "Theatre Times," Warsaw, 3, 1928.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 697.
 

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