Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Due to the repression the production was blocked. After being a teacher in the Farband, H. became the director of the summer camp and often performed as a lecturer in Yiddish and English.
On 26 February 1932 H. performed with the "Cleveland Theatre Studio" in Pinski's "Izik Sheftl."
In 1940 H. withdrew from the Farband, and together with pedagogue Shlomo Berkowitz, went over to the Sholem Aleichem Institute. In 1941 H. for half-a-year served in the American Army, and then for a short time studied in the Vienna university in Detroit, and after Berkowitz's death he became the director of the Sholem Aleichem Institute.
Here H. organized a group of young English speakers and helped build the new building for the Institute on Greenfeld Road. H. had on a Friday afternoon, after the Shabbaton, which bore a popular, traditional character of song, reading from the Yiddish-Hebrew literature, and from Tanakh, with declarations that most of the time were held by H. alone.
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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 6050.
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