Wednesday 17 August 2016


           He was born in Felshtin, Podolia district, Ukraine.  He studied in religious primary school and in synagogue study hall.  At eighteen he moved to Odessa where he graduated from the sixth class of high school as an external student.  In 1903 he moved to the United States, continued his education there, and in 1911 graduated as a medical doctor.  That same year, the Hebrew Publishing Company in New York brought out a volume of stories by Gabriele D’Annunzio in Zilberman’s Yiddish translation (248 pp.).  He also penned the plays: Sheyne khaloymes (Beautiful dreams), staged in Boston in 1924; Der freylekher student (The happy student) (1925); and Der letster moment (The last moment) (1926).  He died in Boston.

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

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