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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

 

Vadya Kasiakov
 





 

He was born in 1908 in Kiev.

He was educated in a children's home.

At sixteen years of age he began to attend the Yiddish theatre studio in Kiev led by Novak. In 1926 he moved to Odessa and performed in the Odessa music-drama school under the direction of Norvid. In 1928 he entered the Kharkov State Yiddish Theatre as a beginner. In 1932 he traveled to Dnepropetrovsk in the Yiddish theatre for young people.

During the Second World War he served as an officer in the army in Biela Tserkov. Avansirt and did responsible work in the arts management for the Kiev region. He was a political commissar at the Front.

He was killed in the struggle against the Nazis at the Front at the rear of Przemysl.
 

Sh. E. from Yona Radinov.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4470.
 

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