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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

 

Motl Kon


 

K. was born in 1905 in Lodz, Poland. He was raised in a business-oriented family, but due to his love for the theatre he gave up a career in business, and with enthusiasm he was allowed into the Ararat Theatre, where Moshe Broderzon used to call him "Der khaluts (The Pioneer)" because of his deep devotion and love for the theatre.

Not only did K. act in the "Ararat" Theatre, but he also worked in the administration.

In 1938 he was one of the co-founders of the "Balegeneydn" Theatre.

According to Zalmen Kaleshinkov, he was very enthusiastic about the Soviet Union, but when it oysgekumen there to living, and also he worked in the administration of the theatre, he was Jewish, very cool(?)

After the outbreak of the Second World War, shortly before the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, he married a functionary, a manager of a department store, and because of this, he was sure that the Germans would kill him as a Party member, so they had decided to flee deeper into Russia. Her fate is unknown, but it is known that somewhere on the way he was killed.
 

M. E. from Zalmen Kaleshnikov and Sh. E. from Sheyne-Miryam Broderzon.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4330.
 

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