Tuesday, 21 May 2019

BENYOMEN ROTMAN


BENYOMEN ROTMAN (September 1896-July 27, 1973)
            A man of the theater, he was born in Tshekhanov (Ciechanów), Poland.  He received a traditional education.  He was active with the left Labor Zionists.  From 1920 he was living in New York.  He was involved in the Yiddish theater for forty-five years.  He produced the documentary film of Jewish life in Poland: The Last Chapter: The Saga of One Thousand Years of Jewish Life in Poland, with Theodore Bikel as narrator (1966).  He contributed articles to the left Labor Zionist Fraye yugent (Free youth) and Proletarishe shtime (Proletarian voice), as well as to Oyfkum (Arise) and Di feder (The pen), among other serials.  He published several trade magazines and the yearbook Gezundheyt almanakh (Health almanac) in New York (1914?-1920).  He died in New York.

Source: Zalmen Zilbertsvayg, Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Handbook of the Yiddish theater), vol. 3 (New York, 1959).
Berl Cohen


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