YOYSEF SHEYN (b. March 15, 1915)
He was theatrical showman and the author of stories, born in Ponevezh (Panevėžys), Lithuania. He completed high school. In 1935 he moved to Moscow, where he graduated from the Yiddish theater school and a theater academy (1945). In 1959 he moved to Israel, later settling in Paris. He wrote on theater and art in: Di goldene keyt (The golden chain) and Letste nayes (Latest news) in Tel Aviv; Forverts (Forward) in New York; and Unzer tribune (Our tribune), Unzer kiem (Our existence), Unzer vort (Our word), and Almanakh (Almanac) in Paris. In book form: Arum moskver yidishn teater (On the Moscow Yiddish theater) (Paris: Poliglot, 1964), 258 pp.; Der komedyant afn shteyn, dertseylungen (Paris: World Jewish Culture Congress, 1970), 91 pp. He placed a lengthy piece, entitled “Yidish teater in sovet-rusland” (Yiddish theater in Soviet Russia), in Yidisher teater in eyrope tsvishn beyde velt-milkhomes (Yiddish theater in Europe between the two world wars), vol. 2 (New York, 1971).
Dr. Noyekh Gris