D. was born on 10 May 1890
in Lodz, Poland. His father had [smikhh]. He learned in
a cheder, and at the age of nine he traveled to his
parents' brothers in Berlin. There he learned in a
school. Later he worked for a year in a manufacturing
business. As well he possessed a beautiful voice,
and thus he entered into a Leipzig conservatory, which
he completed in 1913.
At the same time he studied
in the dramatic school of Professor Marian under the
leadership of Proft, regisseur of Leipzig's city
theatre, acting from time to time in German in the
province under he direction of Tsimerman.
From Berlin D. traveled to
London, where he acted in Yiddish in the Wonderland
Theatre, then in the Lyric Theatre under the direction
of Blumental, later together with Morris Moshkovitsh in
the Pavilion Theatre.
As a Polish-Russian citizen
in wartime, he was forced to migrate to Russia and
participate in the Kiev artists cooperative. From there
he traveled with the Gleichman's across Siberia, Japan,
China, India and Egypt, acting everywhere in the Yiddish
theatre. From Egypt he wandered everywhere towards Eretz
Yisrael, where he came in 1919 and he put together the
basics for a professional Hebrew theatre, in which he
became for a long time the regisseur. From 1927 he has
acted in various Hebrew troupes.
Saul Ruskin -- Teater
in eretz yisrael, "Unzer teater", N. Y., 2-3, 1921.
Z. Khspi -- Dos
hebreishe teater in eretz-yisrael, "Altneyland",
Warsaw, 12, 1925.