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Lexicon of the Yiddish
BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE WHO WERE ONCE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE;
IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
VOLUME 5: THE KDOYSHIM (MARTYRS) EDITION, 1967, Mexico City
D. was born on 23 April 1893
in Lemberg, Galicia.
His parents were the actors
Joseph Desser and Sally Beshtendik.
He completed a four-class
gymnasium in Lemberg.
Since 1912, until the
outbreak of the war, he traveled with a group of
From 1916-18 he was director
and co-worker for a German variety [group] across Galicia.
In 1918 he was a
concessioner in Ebell's troupe, where he debuted as "Yafa"
in Gordin's "[The Jewish] King Lear."
In 1928 he was a prompter in Gimpel's troupe in Lemberg.
D. continued to be connected
in various ways with Yiddish theatre. During the Second
World War the Nazis killed him in Lemberg.
Sh. E. from
"Lexicon of the
Yiddish Theatre," New York, 1931, Vol. I, pp. 567-8.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 5, page 4010.
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