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
 

Izak (Yitzhak) Kasvan
 

K. was born on 13 March 1909 in Remniku, Sarat, Romania.

His father was  a Hebrew teacher in the Isai school "Steur" for an entire year.

He finished both the folk- and middle school in Iasi, and in 1931 the state conservatory for the dramatic arts. At one time he was a teacher in the Yiddish school "Zhunimea" in Iasi, from 1934 until 1938 he performed in recitations, also in Rumania, across Moldova, Bessarabia and Bukovina.

In 1940 he settled in Kishinev and performed at the local Moldovan State Theatre. Between 1941 and 1943 he was in the [mitlazye], and so not to suffer from hunger, he became a gravedigger, as well as a Yiddish [bit ulm] and slept in a ruined [?] shteibel (small synagogue).

He came from the evacuation[?], many times acting in the Moldovan theatre in Kishinev, and from 1948, took a cruise with the Kishinev Philharmonic as a recitator in Yiddish. K. worked at the same time in the Bucharest Yiddish State Theatre.


Sh. E. from Julian Schwartz.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 4916.
 

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