Born in 1888 in Kielce,
Poland. In 1903 he debuted in Radom on the Polish stage,
which he left soon however due to anti-Semitism. In 1909
he settled in Czestochowa and (with the assistance of
Cantor Avraham-Ber Birnbaum) organized a Yiddish
dramatic section, with whom he directed in "Uriel Acosta"
(acting in the role of "De Silva"), later (with the help
of Avraham Vieviorka) directing a range of Gordin plays,
thereafter entering as a professional Yiddish actor in
the guest-starring Kaminski troupe, with whom he toured
across Poland. From there he went over to the troupes of
Lipovski, Genfer et al, where he acted until 1915.
In 1915-16 he acted with
Clara Young in Kharkov, afterwards organizing under his
direction a troupe, with whom he toured until artist-[tsuzamenfor],
across the Crimea and the Ukraine. From 1917-20 he
with a cooperative troupe and then acted in members' troupes,
leaving the Soviet Union and acting in the Yiddish
theatre in Constantinople, Italy and Vienna.
In 1922 he was engaged in
Paris and London (Dir. -- N. Blumental), where he acted
until 1925, then until 1927 was director of Yiddish
troupes in Belgium. In 1928 he was engaged to a
Yiddish troupe in South Africa and after returning to
Western Europe, there again he acted in Yiddish theatre.
According to his brother
Joseph, M. traveled in 1942 from Brazil to Antwerp with
an old valise and bird, which he had wanted
operational?. In a certain station the Nazis had taken
and arrested him on the charge of spying and deported
him to Auschwitz from where he did not return.