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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

 


 

Isak Miltshin
 

M. was born on 1 May 1895 in Ivenets, Minsk region, White Russia.

Her father was an employee.

Until the age of twelve he learned in a cheder. From age twelve until sixteen he was in a middle school. At age sixteen he went away to Berlin, where he entered into the arts-geverbe school by the Prince Albrecht museum. He had the opportunity to work in the theatre studio of Hugo Barukh, and he became through the firm, together with other young artists, sent away to Amsterdam, where he did decorative work for an exhibition. He returned from Berlin, studying further until the outbreak of the First World War.

In 1914-15 he worked in Kharkov's Russian opera theatre. He was mobilized into the army until 1920, then he returned later to Minsk, where he worked as a decorator-illustrator in the "Unzer vinkl" Theatre, then a short time with the White Russia State Theatre. Several of his works were sold to the Yiddish department of the White Russian museum.

During the Soviet-German war, M. was killed by the Nazis.
 

Sh. E. from Yona Radinov.

  • "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre," Warsaw, 1934, Vol. II, p. 1315.

 


 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4542.
You can read the Lexicon's first biography of Isak Miltshin, located in Volume 2, by clicking here.
 

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