Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
H. was born on 23 June 1895
in Lodz, Poland, to Christian parents. His father was a
He learned in a folkshul.
Afterwards he completed four classes of Broyz's
gymnasium. For a short time he learned with the director
of the local Yiddish theatre Adolph Klein, and for a few
years acted with him in small roles. In wartime he
crossed over into greater roles, while being known as
Walter Wasserman in the German theatre
In 1916 he performed in
Kuperman's Yiddish provincial troupe (then in
Czestochowa), in which he performed in Yiddish as the
"amateur" in Jacob Vaksman's "Malvinke vil azoy". After
several weeks as part of Kuperman's troupe at Lodz's
Skala Theatre as a conférencier, he soon after became
engaged by Adler-Vaksman at the Grand Theatre. After
acting there for a season, he participated in a tour
across the province, acted later with Kompaneyets in
Warsaw, and Adler-Serotsky in Minsk, afterwards with a
united troupe in Bialystok, and nine years in Kovno's Yiddish theatre in which he, during these years,
Specialty: Dramatic lover.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 610.
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