Friday, 26 June 2015


            He was a tailor and laborer from Minsk.  He authored the one-act plays, Arbkorishe tsores (Troubles of a worker-correspondent), Der bris (The circumcision), and Fizkultur (Physical culture), which appeared in the collection Fun nayem shteyger (From a new way) (Minsk: Byelorussian division, “School of the book,” 1925), 36 pp. and Tsebrokhene tsamen (Broken fences), drama of manners in three acts (Minsk: D’z, 1927), 64 pp.  He also wrote: Mit a bagleyter af der royt-foniker fabrik :oktyaber (With an escort to the red-flagged factory “October”) (Minsk, 1933), 64 pp.  His theatrical works depict the new way of life in Soviet Russia.  On the whole they were staged in workers’ clubs.  Biographical information remains unknown.

Source: Z. Zilbertsvayg, Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Handbook of the Yiddish theater), vol. 1 (New York, 1931).

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 145.]

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