the three-act operetta "Der prezent in koysh,"
which was performed in Lemberg and in several
large cities of Poland and the "kresn."
R. was married to
the actress Rosa Fuchs.
observed about him "the younger generation heard
the intelligent actor Rot and his wife Rosa
Soon in the first
days when Lemberg was taken over by the Red
Army, there there was organized a Yiddish
theatre under the direction of Shlomo Prizament,
Gershon Rot and Henrik Luft, who acted in the
"Coliseum" Theatre on Slonetshna (zun) gasse 33.
About R.'s tragic
end, Jonas Turkow writes that "in the Yanover
camp one also found the popular Lemberg actor
Gershon Rot, who the Germans had shot."
According to the
former actor Severin Zwerling, R. was a very
intelligent person, had an interest in the
Jewish cultural world and manifested a special
interest for it, which he addressed in the
Yiddish dramatic circles. He used to read a lot,
was well-versed in literature and in world
matters, also used to write plays, of which some
were "Der prezent in koysh," which were
performed with his raised son Leo Fuchs.
R. always was
dressed very elegantly, clean and had in his
speech manifested wisdom.
In his younger
years, he acted on the stage as a lover, later
switching to character roles.
About his tragic
end, Zwerling states that when the Germans, as
punishment, decided to every tenth inmate, the
fate wished that at that count R. was one of the
"tens," and as such the Nazis shot him.
and M. E. from Severin Zwerling.
Jonas Turkow -- "Wandering
Stars," Buenos Aires, 1953, Vol. II, p. 86.
Zygmunt Turkow -- "Di
ibergerisene tkufh," Buenos Aires, 1961, p.