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
 

Vadya Kasiakov
 

 

He was born in 1908 in Kiev.

He was educated in a children's home.

At sixteen years of age he began to attend the Yiddish theatre studio in Kiev led by Novak. In 1926 he moved to Odessa and performed in the Odessa music-drama school under the direction of Norvid. In 1928 he entered the Kharkov Yiddish State Theatre as a beginner. In 1932 he traveled to Dnepropetrovsk in the Yiddish theatre for young people.

During the Second World War he served as an officer in the army in Biela Tserkov. [Avansirt] and did responsible work in the arts management for the Kiev region. He was a political commissar at the Front.

He was killed in the struggle against the Nazis at the Front at the rear of Przemysl.
 

Sh. E. from Yonah Radinov.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4470.
 

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