Friday 26 June 2015



            He was playwright and journalist who worked as a tailor and laborer and lived in Minsk.  He authored a series of one-act plays which depicted the new conditions of life in the Soviet Union after the October Revolution. On the whole they were staged in workers’ clubs.  And, he wrote current events articles for the Minsk newspaper Oktyabr (October). Additional biographical information remains unknown.

            His work includes: Arbkorishe tsores (Troubles of a worker-correspondent), Der bris (The circumcision), and Fizkultur (Physical culture), which appeared in the collection Fun nayem shteyger (From a new way) (Minsk: Byelorussian division, “School of the book,” 1925), 36 pp.; Tsebrokhene tsamen (Broken fences), drama of manners in three acts (Minsk: D’z, 1927), 64 pp.  He also wrote: Mit a bagleyter af der royt-foniker fabrik oktyaber (With an escort to the red-flagged factory “October”) (Minsk, 1933), 64 pp. 

Source: Z. Zilbertsvayg, Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Handbook of the Yiddish theater), vol. 1 (New York, 1931).

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 145: and Chaim Beider, Leksikon fun yidishe shrayber in ratn-farband (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers in the Soviet Union), ed. Boris Sandler and Gennady Estraikh (New York: Congress for Jewish Culture, Inc., 2011), p. 73.]

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