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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

 


 

Zalmen Skarbnik
 

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 impresarios.

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.

 

 


 

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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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