Born in 1905 in Warsaw,
Poland. Parents -- the Yiddish actors Aba and Leah
Kompaneyets. Received a good education. Being in a
theatre family, he was raised to act in Yiddish theatre.
In 1928 he was taken into the Yiddish Artists Union in
Warsaw, after taking exams, and since then he acted in
his father's troupe, at first in Poland, and then in
Paris where he, as a victim of his suffering during the
Nazi rule, died on 6 January 1949.
Borvine Frenkel writes that
in the first days of the Second World War, K. entered
into the French Army as a volunteer, and during his
return train trip in Belgium, he fell into German
captivity, where he managed to escape. On 6 January 1941
he was arrested by the Nazis and transported to Germany,
where he worked in hard labor, hunger and brutal
conditions were brought upon his health, and after ten
months of suffering, he was sent away to France, where
he immediately included himself in the local Maquis
(resistance) movement and displayed numerous devotional activities, ready to make sacrifices.
He also reached the rank of lieutenant(?), but the
torture that he suffered from the Nazis led to his death.
The same writer also
"With the death of actor Max
Kompaneyets, the name of Kompaneyets becomes washed away
from the Yiddish stage, the name that, in the span of
countless years, was associated with Yiddish popular
theatre, popular in the true sense of the word, and