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Zalmen Zylbercweig Receives an Award
on air from the Los Angeles City Council
Due to the
extraordinary volume and breadth of his
work, Zylbercweig received numerous
awards throughout his lifetime. One such award
was bestowed upon him in 1959 by the Los
Angeles City Council. This award was
given to him not only for his work on
the "Lexicon", but also for the body of
his life's work, all of which contributed greatly to the
preservation of both Jewish history and
Here you can
hear an audio recording of this awards
The recording comes to you in four parts
in sequential order, and is in an mp3
above: Graphic design representing the "Leksikon
fun yidishn teater".
Drawing of playwrights Jacob Gordin,
bottom left, and Abraham Goldfaden,
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introduction to the Awards ceremony
as spoken by Zylbercweig's wife Celia, in
My Dear Listeners, Friends,
Today, in our studio, we
are gathering for a wonderful event.
A few people who represent
different organizations are here today, in order to pay tribute to
my husband Zalmen Zylbercweig, for his work and dedication to the
Jewish community and to the completion of the third volume of the
"Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre".
Not only is the
celebration among the Jewish community here in Los Angeles, but
for the first time the City Council of Los Angeles is
recognizing a Jewish writer, a correspondent and radio
personality who on a daily basis connects with thousands of
listeners who await news of our country, of Israel, Europe and
the entire world.
I am sure that even though you are here with
us in the studio, you are delighted to learn of this tribute and
are proud of the fact that a Jewish writer has achieved such
We know how you feel about us, and how dedicated you are to our
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