Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
V. was born in 1887 in Antopol, Grodno Gubernia,
He was educated in Plotsk
whereto his parents took him.
In 1906 he immigrated to
America where he worked in shops and sold newspapers.
During the last months of his life he was a housekeeper.
He lived ascetically, among
people tormented by physical and mental sickness. He
committed suicide on 22 April 1912.
V., together with K. Teper,
translated Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard", "The
Seagull", ("Khayke") in "Uncle Vanya" (requestred by
Meizel [et ko.] New York).
Zalmen Reyzen -- "Lexicon
of Yiddish Literature.", Vol. I, pp. 923-4.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 668.
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