Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
born on 1 November 1889 in Slobodke, a suburb of
He learned until age
fourteen in a cheder and yeshiva.
Afterwards he became
an employee in a manufacturing business.
In 1901 he debuted
with a song in the "Shtrahlen"collection from A. Litwin.
After the March
Revolution he founded in Kharkov the publishing
house "Idish", where he published his one-acter "Ba
der ozere", also known as "Klunymus", his
lebensbild "A kholum fun a gevezenem" (Poltave
In 1921 he returned
to Kovno, where he went on with literary work. Due
to his state of health, he settled afterwards in
"Kris", where on 30 March 1929 he passed away in
Simferopol of a brain inflammation.
Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon
fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish
Literature)", Vol. I, pp. 1082-3.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 789.
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