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Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre
BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE WHO WERE ONCE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE;
aS FEATURED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S  "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"


VOLUME 5: THE KDOYSHIM (MARTYRS) EDITION, 1967, Mexico City

 

Henekh Fridman

 

Born in February 1898 in Warsaw, Poland. Immigrated to Paris, where he he earned his income by working, and at the same time blb unfsh involving himself with the "PIAT" Theatre.

Leib Lenski characterizes him so:

"Henekh Fridman is not an actor, but he plays a very important role in the history of "PIAT." An actor can perform with others, but Fridman was not able to perform. He is one consisting of many. With his impulsive, inner temperament, he had broken through as a technical difficulty brought out during the "PIAT" productions for the public (?). He raised funds for the theatre, helped bring together the aksesuar. He saw that the scenery was on time, ensured the transportation of the scenery and where they were located after the productions. He even helped change the scenery during the productions, Outside of this, he was a personal friend of all the "PIAT" actors, concerned about everyone, that they should have everything that was needed for the productions.

Fridman was from the few leyuinikes in the theatre profession who had never written in the press, who the theatre public hadn't bashankn with applause for his theatre glories, but a lot of shows would not have been borne at the time, or would absolutely not have occurred, if it was not for his umdermidlekhe work for the 'PIAT Theatre."

F. was deported to Auschwitz, where he was destroyed by the Nazis.


Sh. E. by Leib Lensky.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4143.
 

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