W. was born in 1878 in
Zvanyetz, Podolia Gubernia, to well-to-do parents. He
received a high-school education. Afterwards he studied
in Switzerland and Strasbourg and graduated from Basel
University as a chemist.
During his studies in Bern,
V. was a co-founder of the first local lawyer's academic
union, a constant correspondent for the Bucharest
Yiddish weekly page "Hiuets", more often with workers
for Yiddish writers in Russia, Galicia and Rumania,
later an editor for a Yiddish manuscript "Di yudishe
tsukunft" in London and adaption of "Der telegraf"
in Warsaw, where he wrote critiques about Yiddish
theatre. Due to a press process(?), he had to leave Russia,
and V. in 1907 went away to America, where he was active
as a journalist, newspaper publisher and editor.
In 1911-12 V. wrote theatre
critiques in the "Keneder odler", in 1918-9 he was
the theatre critic for New York's "Der tog", and in 1926
he was with the "California Yiddish Voice", publishing in it
a three-act drama "Der kinstler", as well as a
translation of the one-act "Der holdapnik".
Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon of
Yiddish Literature", Vol. I, pp. 915-17.