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Lexicon of the Yiddish
BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE WHO WERE ONCE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE;
IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
VOLUME 5: THE KDOYSHIM (MARTYRS) EDITION, 1967, Mexico City
Born about 1873.
He was a long-time manager
of the Palace Theatre in Bialystok, and also by himself
used to arrange for various Yiddish and non-Yiddish
During the Nazi occupation
of Bialystok, in one year's time he lay in the ghetto as a
paralyzed person, speechless and it was not clear
whether he was aware of it.
He went to a doctor in the
ghetto. It was very hard to get medicine if one was
sick, and thus he expired in great pain in 1943.
His daughter Khana, who was
saved by the state of Israel, in the tenth year the
cashier of the Palace Theatre.
Sheftel Zak observed, that
his Skarbnik family was greatly loved by the Yiddish
actors. In an et tsrh--and it had dokh pasirt
nisht Zelman-- hot men bey zey gekrogn Yiddish actors.
Sh. E. from Sheftel Zak and David Rogoff.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 5, page 4097.
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