Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
A. was born on 26 July 1894
in Warsaw, Poland. He learned in Meyzel's school. As a
child he sang with the cantors and participated in
concerts. At the age of thirteen he acted in the
children's productions of "Shulamit" ("Tsingetang") and
"Bar Kochba" ("Papus"), under the direction of actor
Feinstein in Warsaw's Elizeum Theatre, and in Lodz's
At the age of seventeen he
left home, went away with a troupe across Russia, where
he acted since then in various troupes until 1915, when
he was captured and he went back to Russia, where he
found it impossible to act in the Yiddish theatre due to
the pogroms, which he had to [ober ibergerisn vern] due
to typhus. Then he wandered out with a troupe to
Czechoslovakia, where they acted in Yiddish theatre
under the worst conditions, then to Belgium and again to
Paris, from where in 1927 he came to America and acted
the season in Newark with Elving.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 84.
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