Born on 30 January 1897 in
Buki, near Uman, Ukraine. His father was a teacher in a
Talmud Torah. He learned in a cheder, Talmud Torah, and
in 1910 completed the commerce school in Uman, later
studying in high school in Petrograd and Yekaterinoslav.
His first song was put into print in 1918 in Kiev's "Naye
tsayt," but more often he began to print first in 1921,
where he settled in Kiev, where he worked at the
newspaper "Komunistishe fon," and from 1922 until 1926
in Moscow's "Emes."
The drama "Der tog iz
bekumen," a play in three acts by B. Bernholtz and M.
Khatshevatsky, is, such as Nakhman Maizel voiced in his
article "Krig un khurbn un di idishe dramaturgye," it
was written in May-August 1942 in Samarkand, a year
after the invasion of the Hitler bands in the Soviet
Union. The handwritten play from Moscow was sent to the
"Yiddishe kultur" edition, where it was published, at the
same time when there arrived the late information that
one of the authors, Kh., arrived at the Front in the
struggle against the Nazis. The play, an anti-Nazi one,
in Soviet Russia was never published.
After the outbreak of the
war with the Nazis, Kh. went into the Red Army as a
volunteer, and he participated in many battles, and on
17 December 1943 he was killed by a Nazi bullet. His only son
also fell in the Russian Army.
Kh.'s printed plays:
Khatshevatsky. F. Sita
Kinder-farlag bam Ts. K. L. K. Yu. F. U.
Kharkov 1936 Odessa [48 pp.]
(Der yunger sholem-aleichem)
A play in four acts, six scenes
Kiev, Ukrmelukhenantsindfarlag, 1940.
 B. Bergholtz
un M. Khatshevatsky
Der tog iz gekumen
(a play in three acts)
["Yidishe kultur", N. Y., N' 6-7, 8-9, 1944].
"Lexicon of the New
Yiddish Literature," New York, 1961, Vol. IV, pp.
Nakhman Maizel -- Krig
un khurbn, vidershtand un oyfshtand un di aleksander
pomerants -- "Di sovetishe hrugi-mlkhus," Buenos
Aires, 1962, pp. 480-481.