Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Max (Marian) Mushkat

Born on 5 January 1912 in Suwalki, Poland. He completed a Polish state gymnasium and studied jurisprudence and political science in the University of Warsaw, Paris and Nancy, where he earned his doctoral title. He was active in the student organizations of "HaShomer HaTsair", linke pue'ts, "Ort", "YIVO". since 1938 he was an assistant with the katedre of criminology in the "Vshekhnitsa" in Warsaw. 1993 (sic, should be 1939), during the German occupation of Warsaw, he went away to Vilna. In 1941, from there he fled to Russia. for a time he worked as a teacher of foreign languages, then as a scientific contributor to the pedagogical institute in the Irkutsk region. Later he was mobilized into the Polish army, completing officer's school, going from the camp to the front. After the war he took up an important position with the Polish government, and at the same time was active in Jewish social work. In 1957 he settled in the land of Israel, where he was professor of international rights in the high school of jurisprudence and political economy in Tel Aviv.

As to writing, he began in Warsaw's "Fraynd" (1933=1935), and published twenty important books in Hebrew, Polish, German, French and English.

In Yiddish he published "Der farfolgter", a dramatic etude in three acts, Warsaw, 1932, 72 pp.

  • "Lexicon of the New Yiddish Literature", New York, 1963f, Volume 5, pp. 557-558.

  • Itsik Schwartz -- Neye bikher, "Czernowitzer bleter", N' 161, 1933.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 7, page 6288.
 

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