Monday 18 February 2019


LEYB KANER (b. Tamuz 1891)
            He was born in Novoselits (Novoseltsa), Bessarabia.  In 1910 he emigrated to Canada.  He wrote humorous sketches and depictions of local personalities in Keneder odler (Canadian eagle) in Montreal (1910-1912).  Yankev Kirshenboym has written that Louis Kremer composed together with Kaner the four-act play Mendl beylis oder aliles dam (Mendel Beilis or a blood libel), but it was advertised on posters as the work solely of Kremer.

Source: Zalmen Zilbertsvayg, Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Handbook of the Yiddish theater), vol. 6 (Mexico City, 1969).
Yekhezkl Lifshits

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