Friday, 6 July 2018


            He was born in Vilna.  He graduated from the Vilna senior high school and took an active part in the school’s presentations and student journals.  He was a cofounder of the Jewish puppet theater Maidim (1933-1942), a member of the ensemble, and author of a number or works on contemporary themes.  He published articles in: Warsaw’s Kleyne folkstsaytung (Little people’s newspaper); Vilner tog (Vilna day); Etyudn (Studies) (1934); and Vilner emes (Vilna truth) (1940).  He was a member of the management committee of the organization “Bin-vanderer” (Wandering bee), of “Vilbig” (Vilner yidisher bildungs gezelshaft, or Vilna Jewish Education Society), and of the theater association.  He was murdered by the Nazis.

Sources: Leyzer Ran, Yung-vilne (Young Vilna) (New York, 1955); and the anthology of the last creative generation of “Yung Vilne” (Young Vilna).
Leyzer Ran

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