Sunday, 12 May 2019

AVROM ROZEN


AVROM ROZEN (December 26, 1893-summer 1941)
            A playwright, he was born in Jassy (Iași), Romania.  He studied in religious elementary school.  He completed his medical training in Jassy and practiced in Paris.  With H. Kornblut, he wrote the melodrama Elterns zind (Parents’ sin) and the mystical tragedy Greser di aveyre (Greater the transgression)—both performed in Jassy.  He was also said to have written a play entitled Tsvishn tog un nakht afn altn feld (Between day and night in the old field).

Sources: Zalmen Zilbertsvayg, Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Handbook of the Yiddish theater), vol. 5 (Mexico City, 1966); Yeshurin archive, YIVO (New York).
Berl Cohen


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