Born in Grodno,
Polish Lithuania. His grandfather....was a cantor and
shemash. He learned in a cheder-msukn. He
sang as a choir boy with Cantor Yasha Slonimer and
afterwards as a child he arranged "theatres" in private
homes or in stalls. At the age of sixteen he sang in the
chorus of the Grodno choral school, and from time to
time he helped out (behind the scenes) in the children's
chorus of Grodno's Russian city theatre. In 1906 -- he
went into the chorus of Dotshteyn's Yiddish troupe in
Yozefko, and after acting by chance in the role of "Yankele"
in Lateiner's "Dovids fidele", he was already associated
with the troupe as an actor. Since then he has acted in
several prominent troupes across Poland, Russia,
Bessarabia and the Caucuses. During the war he was
mobilized and later as a prisoner-of-war, he
organized through the through the prisoners-of-war (in
the small Austrian prisoner-of-war Munich camp?), with
Lintz), theatre productions in Russian, Polish and
especially in Yiddish. The productions were attended by
all of the prisoners and the local officials. Here the
women's roles were played by men, and K. played "Esterke"
in "Di shekhith" and "Chasye" in "Di yetome".
In 1918 -- Kh. was hired in
the Vilna folks theatre under the direction of Nachum
Lipovsky, with whom he guest-starred in Kovno and its
surroundings. From there Kh. was, together with his
brother Kadish and wife Nekhama, engaged to guest-star
in Liboy, Riga, Memel, Kenigsberg and Berlin, and then
they returned to Vilna's Folks Theatre. Later Kh.
performed in Lodz's