Tuesday 2 February 2016


SOL DIKSHTEYN (November 1890-December 13, 1967)
            He was born in Sekuran (Secureni), Bessarabia.  He attended religious elementary school.  In 1903 he came with his parents to Philadelphia and in 1909 settled in New York.  He acted in and directed plays with various theaters and traveling troupes in the United States.  He wrote the plays: Mazl-tov (Congratulations), Yidelekh (Little Jews), Khsidishe yenkes (Hassidic Yankees), Der groyser kibitser (The great joker), and others.  These were staged by his own troupe.  He wrote articles on theater for Di idishe velt (The Jewish world) in Philadelphia.

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

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 199.

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