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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

 

Pinie Geduld
 


 

G. was born in 1908 in Warsaw, Poland. Initially he belonged to the "Junior Bund," and afterward to the "Bund" itself. As a young student he took part in dramatic activities and later joined a theatre troupe under the direction of M. Perenson.

G. immigrated to Paris and in 1935 became a member of the "PIAT" theatre, where he was considered to be one of the most talented players. He performed in several important roles, and in Peretz's "In poylish oyf der keyt," directed by David Licht. He played the main role of "The Sinner."

G. also used to perform as a recitator.

In 1941 he was interred at the Drancy Camp, where he organized and participated in dramatic productions under extraordinarily difficult conditions. Throughout this involvement, he helped to maintain his morale and confidence despite the killings, the torture, even though he was swollen from starvation. Later, with many others in the camp, he was transported to Auschwitz.

According to Tsirl Shteyngart, after he was transferred and due to the pain and suffering that he had endured, his spirit gave up and he threw himself upon the electrical wires that had encircled the camp.


M. E. from Tsirl Shteyngart and Sh.E. from 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 4141.
 

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