Jacob Gordin
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (born in Ukraine in the Russian Empire)
Date of Birth: 1853
Date of Death: 1909
Cause of Death: Cancer
Religion: Judaism
Occupation: Farmer, Journalist, Actor, Playwright
Parents: Mikhail and Ida
Spouse: Anna
Children: 14
Political Party: General Jewish Labour Bund
Fictional Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): American Front
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Jacob Michailovitch Gordin (1 May 1853 – 11 June 1909) was a Russian-born American playwright active in the early years of Yiddish theater. He is known for introducing realism and naturalism into Yiddish theater.

Jacob Gordin in Southern VictoryEdit

Jacob Gordin's new play, which had a political stance against the Great War, was being performed in New York in 1915. Herman Bruck, in his never-ending quest to get Flora Hamburger to go out with him, said she would love the anti-war message. She countered that, since she was already against the war, she would have nothing to learn from it. When he said it showed the effects of war on the poor and working classes, she replied that she had seen enough of war's effect on her own family.[1]


  1. American Front, p. 487, mmp.
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