Tuesday 23 February 2016


ZIGMUNT HART (b. April 20, 1866)
            He was born in Czernowitz, Bukovina.  He graduated from a public school in Galats (Galați), later studying at a Viennese high school.  At age sixteen he became a singer and an actor.  He worked as a member of Avrom Goldfaden’s theatrical troupe.  He emigrated to the United States in 1905 and acted in Yiddish theater.  He was the author of Shimshen hagiber (Samson, the hero), an operetta in three acts (Kishinev, 1894), 48 pp., staged in both Romania and America.  He also translated the dramas: Di blinde fun pariz (The blind woman of Paris) and Di tokhter fun rabiner leo (The daughter of Rabbi Leo), which Segalesco staged in Romania.

Sources: Z. Zilbertsvayg, Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Handbook of the Yiddish theater), vol. 1; Yedies fun yivo (Vilna) 73-74, p. 18.

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