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
 

Yehudit
(Rukhel Bernshteyn)

 

Y. was born at the end of 1869 in Minsk, White Russia, into the well-to-do family of shopkeepers. Under the influence of the Socialist Movement she became a reader of Russian literature, later uniting with the New Yiddish literature, and she began by herself to write Yiddish, and she debuted in 1907 with a chapter of memoirs "A vinter shbt" in "Der freynd", then she wrote songs, a novel, etc.

In 1909 there was published Zhitlovsky's "Dos neye leben" (IV) the one-act "Bey der arbeyt", and in 1911 in the same journal (VII-VIII) the dramatic scene "In unzere teg".

In 1925 there was published in Minsk Y.'s play (from the Yiddish Worker's Movement), on the eve of the first Revolution, in 3 acts "Der ershter may", with an introduction by B. Orshansky and with notes from several folk- and [camp=kamfs] songs.

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. I, p. 1254.

  • E. Karman -- "Yiddish dikhterins antologye", N. Y., 1928, p. 345.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 933.
 

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