Noakh Nakhbush recalls:
"Prompter, co-founder of the
troupe, traveled everywhere with the 'Vilner [Vilna
Troupe].' A very nice man, not tall, a geviksiker,
strong Yiddish bahavnter, with a love for better
Yiddish theatre, had acted very well as the teacher in
the one-act, 'Hercules,' in Zalmen Zylbercweig's
translation of Leib Kadison's stage direction. In the
drama 'Jews' by Chirikov, he played a clockmaker.
Incidentally, when I was in Warsaw in 1938-39, Kit was
connected with a Yiddish newspaper in Vilna."
Joseph Sandel writes about
him in the book, "Ungekumene yidishe kinstler in poyln":
"Ben-Zion Kit was a
journalist and also wrote songs. He belonged to the
first members of the famous 'Vilna Troupe.' At times he
complained about this, that he hadn't any success in
life, that his wife is to blame, but when I visited him
in 1937, he already was living a solitary life and was
hiding from the world. He painted pictures, which he
seldom displayed and never exhibited. Ben-Zion Kit,
however, who was not allowed into any exhibitions, read
all of the notices about exhibitions and artists who had
shown in the Polish or Yiddish press. Not once did he
provoke a dispute about an artist and about directions
in the arts. The journalist was considered a 'jivak.'
they used to opkhuzkn from the material, which he
used to bring as a not-current, old-fashioned....
In his old and lonely attic
shtibl, Kit painted with an actor like patom.
He also figured in various poses. The creations were a
mix of truth and fantasy.
Ben-Zion Kit also published
many articles about exhibitions, and about the creations
of various artists. At the end of this work he kept the
In the year 1939 until
1941Kit worked in Lida as a bookkeeper. There he also
was killed in the year 1942."
from Noakh Nakhbush.
Joseph Sandel-- "Umgekumene
yidishe kinstler in poyln," Warsaw, 1957, Volume 1,
page 45; Volume 2, page 200.