Here he also founded and
directed the first worker's
children's theatre in Argentina. Then he found and
the worker's theatre studio with the worker's club "Spartak"
in Buenos Aires.
In 1928 he arrived in Europe
and acted in the Yiddish theatres of Poland, England,
Lithuania, France, Latvia and Romania, most of the time
together with his brother, the well-known Rudolf Zaslavsky.
N. composed music and songs for Gottesfeld's "Parnasah", for Molnar's "Der teyvl", for
"Tuviya der milkiger" and An-ski's "Der dybuk", as well
as various songs and declamations, which were performed
by Yiddish actors.
In the beginning of the
third year, when in Danzig there found a significant
number of Eastern European Jews, which the German Jews
had mockingly called "Ostyuden", in 1933-34 Rudolf
Zaslavsky and, together with his brother N. and his
wife, created a Yiddish theatre, which had in the winter
months played once a week. Although he also used to,
from time to time, come to guest-star with other actors,
they remained the backbone of the theatre. The
repertoire was headed by "Dybbuk", "Grine felder" "Koldunye,
"Sacrifice of Isaac", et al. The plays, which had been
strongly excluded in theatre halls, the others in the
so-called, according the German system, beer halls,
local association with a stage.
N. also had staged there
Sholem Aleichem's "200,000", where he acted in the role
of Shimele Soroker, and his wife as Ettie Meni.
Y. Koyl, according to the
information about this, remarked:
"I don't remember the name
of his wife because she had her maiden name, or perhaps
quite a pseudonym. She was very lovely, a blonde woman,
almost an Irish appearance, mainly a very gifted and
subtle artist. He was bright, whether in dramatics, or
in the comical, in vaudeville he possessed a specific
antic: a three-string instrument with which he used to
play beautiful things".
We must assume that
both were killed somewhere by the Nazis.
Sh. E. from
"Lexicon of the Yiddish
Theatre", New York, Warsaw, 1934, Vol. II, pp. 1383-84.