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
 

Yosef-Aba Zusman

Born on 10 August 1878 in Brody, Galicia, Z., until fourteen years of age, learned in a cheder, while at the same time attending a primary school..

Afterwards he became a house builder.

At age fifteen he left home and wandered about Europe, until he came to America in 1893.

In 1906 he began his journalistic activity.

Z. wrote "Di hant fun shikzal", a drama about Jewish life in Canada (that he staged at the Philadelphia Arch Street Theatre)

Z. is an editorial member of the Philadelphia "Di idishe velt (The Yiddish World)", where he also wrote theatre reviews and about theatre matters.


Sh. E.

Zalmen Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. I, pp. 1061-2.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 765.
 

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