Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
G. was born on 24 September
1894 in Feleshti, Bessarabia.
His father was a
Until the age of fourteen he
learned in a cheder. Afterwards he learned until age
nineteen in the Beltz Yeshiva, where he suffered from
hunger and "needs and starts" and fled in 1915 with two
friends to Odessa. Here G. worked for six months in an ammunitions factory until he became
a prompter and play rewriter
in Korik's troupe. Two months later he performed
for the actor Keyzerovitsh and remained since then as an
actor in the troupe, which went later to Kishinev. After
Bessarabia became united with Romania; G. joined in with Itsikl
Goldenberg's troupe, afterwards in the troupes of
Ashkenazy, Ziegler, Fishzon, Kompaneyets, the Vilna
Operetta troupe, Ziegler, et al.
According to Rose Heller, G. was killed with his wife Roza at the
hands of the Nazis during World War II.
In 1936 he had made a tour
with Simcha Natan.
Sh. E. from
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 5, page 4229.
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