Friday, 19 May 2017


BERL LEVIN (LEVINE) (September 9, 1890-July 23, 1973)
            He was born in Elisavetgrad, Russia.  He attended religious elementary school.  He later moved to Odessa, and in 1907 he immigrated to the United States.  He wrote about Yiddish theater and for many years was the manager of “Folksbiene” [Yiddish theater company] in New York.  In book form: Zikhroynes dertseyln (Memories to recount) (New York, 1967), 204 pp.  He died in New York.

Sources: Fertsik yor folksbine (Forty years of the Folksbiene) (New York, 1955), p. 60.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 344-45.

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