Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Mordechai Bierozkin


Barely sixteen years old, B. entered into the studio of the Yiddish state theatre in White Russia in order to learn. Very quickly the managers and pedagogues of the local Yiddish dramatic school recognized that the young student possessed a great talent and potential as an actor, that he would enrich the Yiddish stage.

After finishing the theatre studio, B. entered the Yiddish State Theatre in Minsk, where he quickly rocketed in [fodergrunt] between the [indicator=firndike] stage-artist. He thus acted in the main roles for Shmuel Halikin's "Bar kokhba", "Motl" in Sholem Aleichem's "200,000" and "Yosef" in Shmuel Halkin's "Shpitfoygl" and many other important roles.

When the Nazis had directed a war with the Soviet Union, B. soon [gemoldn] as a volunteer on the Front. He returned with a difficult injury and [not looked at=nit gekukt deroyf] and he continued to be active in his profession.

In July 1966 B. suddenly passed away from a heart attack in Vitebsk.

-- Necrology in "Folks shtime", Warsaw, 2 August 1966.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 7, page 6297.
 

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