Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born in 1875 in Mir, Minsk Gubernia, White Russia, into an intelligent but poor family.
After eynglveyz[?] manifested the ability to paint, and with the support of Duke Sviatopolk-Mirski he went away to Vilna, learned drawing, and later studied in Vienna and in Minkhen with the prominent German painter Franz Stuck.
After completing his studies, he went to Warsaw where he worked as an illustrator, mainly for Hebrew textbooks, at the same time also writing stories in "Der yud" and "Der tog".
Ch. composed a three-act comedy "Nokhn shtreyk" (Publishing Bureau, Warsaw, 1907) [p. 40].
After a two year difficult sickness in 1910 or 1911, Ch. passed away in Berlin.
After his death a collection of his
stories were published in a volume, as a "book for all", with a
forward from the editor.
Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish Literature)", Vol. I, pp. 132-33.
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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 897.
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