B. Gorin portrayed him as
such: "Later [after the first Broder] there had appeared
Efrim Broder. He was more intelligent. He earlier was a
prayer leader, and he had a good voice. He put together
a small company, and he had entertained the world with
songs, that he used to portray Chasidic life. He
understood himself, that the songs were monitored with
Chasidic [heoyut] and movement."
Dr. Y. Shiper tells of his
characteristics: "....He was associated with the
Chasidic circles....[Ongetsundn] by Yakovski's [aroystretungen]
he had put together..."
Sam Ludvik portrays him as a
Jew with a long beard. He comes from Brody, where also
there is a gravestone on his grave.
Sholom Podzamtshe, who
performed with him, says that [bamt] he was named Efrim
Sher, before he became a prayer leader and folksinger,
and he was a tailor.
M. E. from Sam
Ludvik and Sholom Podzamtshe.
B. Gorin -- "History
of Yiddish Theatre", Vol. I, p. 144.
Dr. Y. Shiper -- Di
broderzinger, "Morgen", Lemberg, 26 March 1927.
Avraham Fishzon -- (Zkhrunut),
"Morning Journal", 3 April 1925.