Thursday 16 August 2018


MOYSHE PRIZAMENT (1859-August 5, 1905)
            He was the father of Yankev and Shloyme Prizament, born in Lutsk, Volhynia.  He received a traditional Jewish education.  When he reached the age of military service, he left for Rava-Ruska in eastern Galicia and became a wedding entertainer and folksinger.  He was well-known under the name “Moyshele Hibener” or “Moyshele Marshalik,” and he was in his day one of the most popular wedding entertainers and folksingers.  He appears to have published Hebrew poetry in Hanesher (The eagle) and Hamevaser (The herald) and Yiddish poems for Rohotin’s newspaper.  He also wrote songs especially for the Broder singers and was a personal friend of Avrom Goldfaden.

Sources: Zalmen Zilbertsvayg, Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Handbook of the Yiddish theater), vol. 3 (New York, 1959), p. 1873; Argentiner yorbukh (Argentinian yearbook) (1954/1955), p. 238.
Benyomen Elis

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