H. was a member of the Warsaw Yiddish Artists' Union. He
acted in small roles and also used to participate in the
administration of the theatre.
In 1939 he came to Bialystok
with his second wife, who also had acted in the theatre,
and a daughter of twelve years. In order to give the child a
possibility to live, and to find the income for the
family, he had the actor Zalmen Kaleshnikov take her into
ensemble of the Bialystok State Yiddish Theatre and she was
given the role of "Tevye the Mikman's" youngest
H. acted in the theatre in Bialystok and also assisted in the administration.
Several weeks before the outbreak of the Soviet-German
war, the troupe traveled to perform in Mogilev. The
actors, however, had left their families in Bialystok.
H. was sent by the actors back to Bialystok for their
personal matters and also for certain theatrical
necessities. To H. this proposal came willingly, having
received an opportunity again to see
his family. He arrived in Bialystok precisely at the
time of the outbreak of the Soviet-German war and could
no longer leave the city. A month later he, during the
introduction of the ghetto, was put into it. There,
H. worked in a shoe factory for the German Wehrmacht,
and later was killed by the Nazis.
According to Meir Melman and
Sheftel Zak, he was killed in Warsaw.
Sh. E. from
Zalmen Kaleshnikov, Sheftel Zak, Meir Melman and M. E.
from Grisha Rotshteyn.