Tuesday, 6 August 2019


YOYSEF SHVARTSBERG (March 1889-July 20, 1939)
            He was a poet and author, born in Lipne (Lipno), Poland.  From 1901 he was living in the United States, where he acted in theater and became a professional prompter.  He wrote several plays which were staged: Idishe kinder (heym, zise heym) (Jewish children; Home, sweet home)—according to B. Gorin, this was two plays and the author’s first name was actually Yankev; Dos meydl fun ist sayd (The gal from the East Side); and Gekoyfte libe (Love purchased).  He died in New York.

Source: Zalmen Zilbertsvayg, Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Handbook of the Yiddish theater), vol. 4 (New York, 1963).
Berl Cohen

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