Sunday 4 October 2015


HERSH GRINBLAT (b. December 30, 1894)
            He was born in Boslev (Bohuslav), Ukraine.  Until age ten he studied in religious primary school, until fifteen he studied secular subject matter, and thereafter he worked as a bookkeeper.  He later emigrated to the United States.  There he began to publish stories in Dos yidishe folk (The Jewish people) and Tog (Day)—both in New York.  Over the course of nine years, he was press agent and co-manager of Maurice Schwartz’s Art Theater.  He translated Melchior Lengyel’s Di tentserin (The dancer [original: Die Tänzerin]).  He wrote articles on theater for Frayhayt (Freedom) and Hamer (Hammer), both in New York.  In 1933 he left and settled in Soviet Russia.

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

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