Anyone heard of
YITSKHOK OYERBAKH (1862-January 5, 1931)
Born in Zborov (Zboriv),Galicia. He studied in Lemberg and Paris, and
thereafter he emigrated to Argentina. He composed more than twenty
theatrical pieces. Some of them were performed in Galicia. Among his
books: Bustnay, historishe operette in 5 akten und prolog (Bostenai,
historical operetta in five acts and a prologue) (Lemberg, 1899), 55
pp.; Bas yerusholaim, historishe operete in 5 akten (Daughter of
Jerusalem, historical operetta in five acts) (Lemberg, 1909), 47 pp.;
Di kapore, komedye in 4 akten (The sacrifice, comedy in four acts)
(New York, 1913), 73 pp. He died in New York.
Sources: Biographical information drawn >from Morgen-zhurnal (January
6, 1931); Zalmen Reyzen, in Yoyvl-bukh 30 yor keneder odler (30-year
jubilee volume of the Canadian eagle) (Montreal, 1938); Z.
Zilbertsvayg, Teater-leksikon, vol. 1; Gershom Bader, Medina
ve=E1=B8=A5akhameha (The land and its wisdom) (New York, 1934); Y. Mestl, 7=
yor teater-repertuar (Seventy years of theater repertoire) (New York,
1954); Sh. Perlmuter, Yidishe dramaturgn un teater-kompozitorn
(Yiddish playwrights and composer) (New York, 1952).
i tried ny public library, all the galician web sites, ancestry,
myheritage etc. Any thoughts as to where else to look?
Phyllis Kramer, VP Education, JewishGen
NYC and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida