Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
Volume 8

MORE SHORT BIOGRAPHIES CREATED FOR A NEW ONLINE VOLUME
OF ZALMEN ZYLBERCWEIG'S " LEXICON OF THE yIDDISH THEATRE"

 

Shmuel Atzmon-Wircer
 

 

Shmuel Atzmon-Wircer immigrated from Poland in 1948 after surviving the Holocaust as a child and youth.

He has acted in the Ha'Ohel and Habima Theatres in over one hundred roles. He was one of the founders of the avant-garde Zavit Theatre, which he managed for ten years.

He won two prestigious grants: In 1962, the Ford Memorial Scholarship for a year's study in the United States; and in 1968, a scholarship from UNESCO for studying in Europe.

During 1987, he initiated the Yiddishspiel Theatre's establishment. He initiated establishing the studio for the Yiddishpiel youngsters. He received many prizes, among them: The Theatre's Prize for Life's Work; the Scheiber Prize for Literature and the Arts; the Mayer Margolit Memorial Prize, the Lerner Fund prize; and just recently he received the Life's Work Prize during the Jewish Film Festival held at the Jerusalem Cinematic. He is an honorary citizen of Tel-Aviv-Jaffa. He recently received an honorary doctorate from the Netanya Academic College for his contribution to the revival and nurturing of the Yiddish language and culture. He was recently chosen to receive 5771 (2010) Man of the Year Award from the Israel Lions Club.
 

Sh. E. from the Yiddishpiel.


 

 

 

 


 

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