Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
K. was born in 1900 in Vilna,
He started acting in
local Yiddish dramatic circles when he was very young. Afterwards he became
a professional actor. He took part in the Vilna Troupe
with Yosef Kamien, Eliosha Shteyn, Jacob Weislitz,
Avraham Morevsky et al. He acted with the Nathan family
in Austria, with Celia Adler when she was a guest
actress in the
large cities of Europe, and afterwards with the troupe of
Ida Kaminska, until the outbreak of the Second World
In 1936 he participated in a
tour with Simcha Nathan.
In 1939 he returned to
Vilna, and when the community Yiddish State Theatre
(with Chaim Grade as the literary leader) opened
there, he joined them. His last role was "Rubenshshik" in Sholem
He was evacuated to
Russia after the Nazi assault on Soviet Russia. In 1945
he joined a Yiddish cooperative theatre in Samarkand
named for Moshe Lipman. Here he acquired tuberculosis
and died on 17 January 1946.
Sh. E. from Israel Segal and Yehoshua Borodov and
from his brother T. Kamai.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 5, page 4095.
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