Shloyme Zanvl Rappoport (1863, Vitebsk –1920, Otwock), better known by the pseudonym S. Year 1863 ( MDCCCLXIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Year 1920 ( MCMXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920 of the Gregorian calendar Ansky (or An-ski), was a scholar who documented Jewish folklore and mystical beliefs. PLEASE TAKE NOTE************
He was born in Vitebsk, Belarus, then Russia, but travelled around much of the western part of the Russian Empire. Vitebsk, also known as Vitsyebsk ( Belarusian: Ві́цебск 'vʲitsʲepsk Russian: Ви́тебск Vitebsk The Russian Empire ( Pre-reform Russian: Pоссійская Имперія Modern Russian: Российская Империя translit: Rossiyskaya Initially writing in Russian, from 1904 he also became known as a Yiddish author. Russian ( transliteration:,) is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia, the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages Year 1904 ( MCMIV) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting on Yiddish (yi [[wiktייִדיש ייִדיש]] yidish or yi [[wiktאידיש אידיש]] idish, literally "Jewish" is a nonterritorial High
Initially under heavy influence of the Russian narodnik movement, Ansky was soon interested in ethnography. Narodniks (Народничество was the name for Russian revolutionaries of the 1860s and 1870s Ethnography ( Greek ethnos = people and graphein = writing is a genre of writing that uses Fieldwork to provide a descriptive Between 1911 and the outbreak of the Great War in 1914 he headed ethnographical expeditions to various Jewish towns of Volhynia and Podolia. Year 1911 ( MCMXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Year 1914 ( MCMXIV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year The region of Podolia (also spelled Podilia or Podillya) is a historical region in the west-central and south-west portions of present-day Ukraine,
He is best known for authoring the play The Dybbuk or Between Two Worlds, which was first staged in the Elyseum Theatre in Warsaw two months after the author's death in Otwock on November 8, 1920 . The Dybbuk, or Between Two Worlds (Yid דער דיבוק אדער צווישן צוויי וועלטן is a 1914 play by S Warsaw (Warszawa; also known by other names) is the Capital and Largest city of Poland. Otwock is a town in central Poland, some 25 km SE of Warsaw, with 42765 inhabitants (2004 Events 1519 - Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with great a Celebration Year 1920 ( MCMXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920 of the Gregorian calendar Ansky was also the author of the song Di Shvue (The Oath), which became the anthem of the Bund party, and several other pieces of literature, both in Russian and Yiddish.
His ethnological collections were locked away in Soviet vaults for years, but some material has come to light since the 1990s. The State Ethnographic Museum at St Petersburg holds a good deal of it. 
Some of his vast collection of cylinder recordings made on these expeditions have been transferred to CD as well. 
Shmuel Werses. S. An-ski's "Between Two Worlds' (The Dybbuk): A Textual History. " in Studies in Yiddish Literature and Folklore. Jerusalem: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1986