Monday 16 September 2019


            He was an actor and director, born in Warsaw.  He traveled around with Yiddish theatrical troupes through Poland and Galicia.  He lived in Lodz, Lemberg, London, and Warsaw.  He authored the theatrical piece Dora oder der milyoner als betler (Dora or the millionaire as beggar) (Warsaw, 1893), 50 pp.  The Russian subtitle reads [in English]: “Translated from German”; Etsba elohim (Finger of God); N. Dranov’s Der meshugener in shpitol (The crazy man in the hospital) was actually a play by Shlifershteyn.  He died in Lemberg.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4; Zalmen Zilbertsvayg, Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Handbook of the Yiddish theater), vol. 6 (Mexico City, 1969).
Berl Cohen

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