Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Barely sixteen years old, B. entered into the studio of
the Yiddish state theatre in White Russia in order to
learn. Very quickly the managers and pedagogues of the
local Yiddish dramatic school recognized that the young
student possessed a great talent and potential as an
actor, that he would enrich the Yiddish stage.
After finishing the theatre
studio, B. entered the Yiddish State Theatre in Minsk,
where he quickly rocketed in [fodergrunt] between the
[indicator=firndike] stage-artist. He thus acted in the
main roles for Shmuel Halikin's "Bar kokhba", "Motl" in
Sholem Aleichem's "200,000" and "Yosef" in Shmuel
Halkin's "Shpitfoygl" and many other important roles.
When the Nazis had directed
a war with the Soviet Union, B. soon [gemoldn] as a
volunteer on the Front. He returned with a difficult
injury and [not looked at=nit gekukt deroyf] and he
continued to be active in his profession.
In July 1966 B. suddenly
passed away from a heart attack in Vitebsk.
-- Necrology in "Folks
shtime", Warsaw, 2 August 1966.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 7, page 6297.
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