Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE yIDDISH THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1967
 

Dr. Morris Zilberman

 

He was born in 1881 in Felshtin, Podolia Gubernia, Ukraine.

On his father's side there were businessmen and scholars; on his mother's rabbis and cantors.

He learned in a cheder and afterwards in a Bet HaMedrash.

At the age of eighteen Z. went to Odessa, and there he became an extern, obtained until the sixth class of gymnasium when he had to leave Russia.

In 1903 he came to America where he had a cooperative in the daily newspaper[?] It was also published in "Hib. Pob. Komp." (New York 1911) since a volume of translations of D'anuntsya[?].

In 1911 Z. became a medical doctor.

In 1924 Z. began to write plays for the Yiddish stage.

He put on his play "Sheyne khlumut", (1923 in Boston), "Der fraylekher student", (1925 in Boston), and "Der letster moment" (1926 in Boston).


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Translated from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 782.
 

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