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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

 

Shmuel Goldfarb
 


 

Born on 27 September 1891 in Warsaw, Poland.

His grandfather was Shmuel Marshelek from Opole. His father was a teacher and a prayer leader. He studied in a cheder, afterwards in a yeshiva and took secular studies with a teacher.

In his youth he helped his father as a choirboy, until a cantor paid attention to him and he learned notes.

Attending at times the Yiddish theatre, it was so exciting to him, that he unoyfgenumen, that he tsunoyfgenumen added to his yeshiva books in other unresolved [?], and had with his eynshtudirt in an amateur production in Falenitz as "Max" in Feinman's "Khanele the neytorin."

Afterwards he went with the troupe of Tsipkus across the provinces. Nine months later he was engaged to gekhikn and in 1912 to Shwartzbard-Weinberg.

However, military service reyst him through [the course of] his stage career until 1918, and since then he's acted with various troupes throughout Poland.

During the Second World War he had acted with his wife in Belgium, until the Germans occupied it, and then the Nazis had them deported and killed.


Sh. E. from Anita Poliakov.

  • "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre," New York, 1931, Vol. I, p. 1931.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4125.
 

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