Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
M. was born on 1 May 1895 in
Ivenets, Minsk region, Poland.
Her father was an employee.
Until the age of twelve he
learned in a cheder. From age twelve until sixteen he
was in a middle school in Minsk. At age sixteen he went away to
Berlin, where he entered into the arts-[geverbe] school
by the Prince Albrecht museum. He had the opportunity to
work in the theatre studio of Hugo Barukh, and he became
through the firm, together with other young artists,
sent away to Amsterdam, where he did decorative work for
He returned from Berlin,
until the outbreak of the First World War.
In 1914-15 he worked in
Kharkov's Russian opera theatre. He was mobilized into
the army until 1920, then he returned to Minsk,
where he worked as a decorator-illustrator in the "Unzer
vinkl" Theatre, then a short time with the White Russia
Several of M.'s works were sold to
the White Russian museum (Yiddish Department).
Sh. E. from L.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1315.
You can read the amended biography of Izak Miltshin in the Lexicon's Volume 5,
by clicking here.
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