Born on 4 November 1896 in
Chortkow, Galicia. He learned in a religious elementary
school (cheder), in a modern Hebrew school, folks-shul,
gymnazie, then studied in a Vienna High School for
agriculture and finished as an engineer. At the age of
sixteen he participated in the founding of the youth
organization "HaShomer," and in the First World War he
served in the Austrian army.
In 1917 there was published
his first story in the Krakow Hebrew weekly newspaper "HaMitzpah,"
and in Yiddish debuted in 1923. In 1926 he immigrated to
Argentina, and a short time later collaborated with the
local YIVO, where he was a member of the Buenos Aires
kehillah (community) management. He was published in
Yiddish and Hebrew. And in 1934 he issued a book of
stories "In veg." He also wrote a book about his
hometown Chortkow, and a novel about Oyrim life
in Galicia. [See note below.]
[Who is described
here? This was included in the aforementioned biography,
but it refers to someone with the letter B as the first
letter of their surname, and it seems to be a woman]:
In July 1919 when the Red
Army Petliura from Vinnitsia, Izb. had definitely been a
member of the Communist Party, he applied to be a
theatre instructor with the Fourteenth Army, and also
acted in Russian. In 1920 she responsibly did party work
and acted at the same time in Russian theatre. In 1921
she married a responsible party activist whom however a
year later was murdered by bandits. For reasons of
purpose, she was excluded from the party by the Spanish
In 1922 she was invited into
the Yiddish troupe "Progress," a Kiev (directors--Jacob
Libert and Rakitin). One-and-a-half years later she went
over to the "Kunst-vinkl," where she actually received
the possibility of developing her artistic powers. In
1929 she went over to the Ukrainian Chortkov state
theatre, where she worked for a period of time. In 1930
she joined the troupe "Red fkl" (director--Rakitin), and
after one-and-a-half years she went over to the Ukraine
Movable State Theatre "Red Hammer."
B. was a member of the
presidium of the all-Ukraine union "Kunst tuer," and
during the ten-year anniversary of the union, she became
honored with the title "fardinstfule rtistin of
Her further fate is unknown.
Mark Leiptsiger, who wrote
her biography, remarks:
"The Vinnitsia Dramatic Circle had ge(sh)mt
across the entirety of the Ukraine as the only literary
and serious circle with its intelligentsia friends.
B. today is (written in the
thirties) one of the talented artists on the Yiddish
stage. For the short time B. worked on the stage, she
has managed to create a rich gallery of talent, which
will remain long in our memories.
In Russia she created the
first "Tsine" in "Green Fields" by Peretz Hirshbein the
press had not been able to relieve it [?], also in the play
"Velfishe neshomes" by Jack London, "The Czar of the
Earth" by Sh Deiksel, "Shop" and "Hirsh Leckert" H.
Leivick, "Dos dinstmeydl" in "Der koymenkerer" by Itsik
Feffer, and Natan Fidel, et al.
Sh. E. by Mark