Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Kh. was born on 15 June 1863
in Amdur, Grodno Gubernia, Polish Lithuania.
He learned in cheders and in
the Grodno Yeshiva.
Under the influence of
Yiddish literature, mainly from A. M. Dik's books, he
left the yeshiva at age fourteen and due to his poverty
became a tutor. He studied
some languages on his own, and afterwards became a teacher.
Kh. translated the
operetta "Di veyse lilye", "Di nakht fun libe" by
Valentinov, "Graf luksenburg", "Di freylikhe almnh", and
"Faust", which were performed at the Vilna Yiddish
Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon
fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish
Literature)", Vol. I, pp. 1142-4.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 800.
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