Lives in the Yiddish Theatre


Aaron Brodsky


B. was born on 10 August 1878 in Dubosar, Kherson Gubernia, Ukraine, to a intelligent, well-to-do family. His father was a tenant of a [seder] and a [gardener=gertner]. He received a traditional Jewish education.

He lived his youth as an orphan, and B. became an employee, then a carpenter. In 1903 he came to Argentina, where he worked further in his profession. In the evenings B. was occupied with education, and he dedicated himself at the same time to literary work. As such B. participated almost in all the periodic Yiddish publications in Argentina, but his [tikun] had B. [according to H. Bloshtein] found in the drama, in which he alone was mostly the major character, or a close relative of the personage who he portrayed.

Of B.'s plays, there were staged in Argentina's Yiddish theatre in 1916 "Tsvishn tsvey feyern", in 1921, "Buenos aireser kinder", and the one-act "Shifsfreynd" and "Di letste zind".

On 28 August 1925 B. passed away in Buenos Aires.

After B.'s death there was a komitet issued in 1926, for a specially established popular fund and for a small inheritance from the deceased, his "Geklibene shriften" [Buenos Aires, p. 224] in a book going into a picture of the deceased, "Beym kbr fun aharon brodsky" by H. Bloshtein, "Nokhvort" (Brodsky's loyh) by


Brodsky-komitet, B.'s two stories and the plays: "Tamara" (1st act of the unfinished drama of Jewish life in Russia "Tamara" or, "In thum fun lebn), "Di letste zind", a dramatic etude in one act, "Shifs-freynt", a scene of Yiddish life in Argentina, "Buenos aireser kinder", a drama in four acts of Jewish-Argentinean life (fragment published in the jubilee issue of "Di idishe zeitung", January 1925), and "Familyen-glik", a jest in one act of Jewish Argentinean life.

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. I, p. 394.

  • H. Bloshtein -- "Beym kbr fun aharon brodsky (aharon brodsky's "geklibene shriften", Buenos Aires 1926, pp. 3-16).

  • Der brodsky-komitet -- Nokhvort (dort, pp. 221-4).

  • Unzer album [aharon brodsky], "Der shpigl", Buenos Aires, 1 August 1929.






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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 222.

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