Brother of actor Shabtai
There is no biographical
data about him. It is certain that he was born in Vilna.
In the book "Twenty-one
plus—one", the following was written about
Leyzer Ran writes:
"His [Shabtai's] brother,
the artist Mitye [Menakhem] Blakher, a graduate of the
first Yiddish dramatic studio in Vilna, [expresses?]
sympathy for the greater Yiddish dramatic circle and
co-author of a popular sketch 'iterkishe punctuality'
(together with the artist Reuben-Alter Aguz), with
his wife [who were] killed on the arisher side.
Their daughter oybergelebt bay a Christian friend and
found herself in Mexico." [ By her Zanavitsh family, who
Avraham Morevsky writes:
"His brother Mitye [Menakhem]
Blakher, a bright geshtalt, who began an historical
existence and later went away from the theatre, was
killed by a partisan's bullet.
In the uniform of a Polish
officer he went into battle against Hitler's Germany.
The Polish army fell, and he remained in a town as a
teacher as a Pole. The Red partisans were attacked by
the 'White Poles,' and their officer was shot.
And whom did they target?
And what happened? That the Jewish intelligentsia
home, rejected, forgotten, not even worthy to be put
into a Jewish brother's grave; Mitye Blakher remains
somewhere in a field for [kroen un shakaln.]"
Sh. Blakher -- "Twenty-one
plus—one," New York 1962, pp. 4, 91, 95, 97.