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
 

Aaron Weisman

 

Born on 10 April 1887 in Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine. Parents -- owners of a colonial business. He learned in a cheder, and when his family moved to Odessa, W. learned there in the Talmud Torah.

During the Japanese war he fled due to Budapest due to military conscription, and there for two years he was an employee in the S"S party and participated in its dramatic circle. Yuzha Shoenberg then took him into a professional troupe. From there W. went over to the troupe of Avraham Akselrad and traveled with the troupe across Galicia, Bukovina and Romania.

During the outbreak of the World War, W. returned to Budapest, where he opened a Yiddish theatre without an official license. [According the law of the theatre concessions there, had help from  an actor in the troupe ... to his Hungarian citizenship.] The theatre had existed for one-and-a-half years. During the communist revolution, W. was appointed for the kuhn-makht as a leader of Yiddish theatre. He then went out, for the first time in Hungary, to advertise in Yiddish, After the fall of the communist might, when the Yiddish theatre was closed, W. for a certain time forced to perform in variety and cafe shanties. In `920 W. was arrested and sent away to Vienna. Here he acted in varieties, later in the troupes in the Stefanya and Arkadia theatres, and in 1928 in Romania.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 698.
 

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