M. was born on 6 August 1872 in Tukum, Kurland. His
father was a Bavezener teacher (melamed), who
became an epicurean, and due to this he had to leave the
city, and with his family settled in Libova. At the age of ten M. had to travel to his studies and
bring home (that his father had left) [hyunh fun
flekhtn shtuln], wrote papers and later became a
At the end of the nineties he began to write songs and novels in
In 1904 while he was sitting in
jail, he began to write Yiddish and in 1905 debuted in
"Fraynd" with a story. Then he published in various
periodical editions and also published several books.
M. wrote "Dos zibetl,
children's play" ("Grininke boymelekh," 1915) and
"Tamara, a play in 3 acts, White Russia State
Publishers, Minsk 1928)" [p. 87, 24°], under the name
"In flam fun revolutsye (Tamara), a drama in 3 acts by
D. Marshak," staged under the direction of George Yarmelov in the winter of 1931 by the group "Kamer-shpilhoyz"
in New York.
M. had handwritten a play. He also is associated with
An-ski's drama "Tog un Nakht (Day and Night)."