N. was born in 1890 in
Ruzhany, Grodno circle, Poland, to parents of whom the
mother died when he was three, and N. was raised by his
grandmother. Later N. moved to Lodz, where he completed
Yorontshinski's school. In 1905 he became an employee in
a [zeyd] business. Afterwards he learned as an
electrical mechanic and later as a [zokn] worker. He
traveled to Germany, and there N. acted in Cologne
in Yiddish with an amateur group ("Simeon" in Gordin's
"Der vilder mentsh"), and then in Lodz, already as a
professional, in the vaudeville houses, for which he
also wrote "vaudeville" by himself.
In 1912 N. acted "Pastor
Manders" in H. Yedvab's offering of Ibsen's "Neyster"
and soon thereafter he entered into the Skala Theatre
(Director -- Adler-Serotsky), where he acted for several
years. Later N. took a large part in the organization of
member troupes, and he acted in the Polish province,
also in the member troupe in Lodz's philharmonic.
The last years N. suffered a
heart illness and was in the hospital more than on the
N. was heard to be an
intelligent Yiddish performer and he had [geshterbt] to
a better Yiddish stage. To his [ern-ovntn] he used to
always perform in better plays.
He was chairman in various
troupe-[ratn] and several times was chosen to be part of
the Lodz management of the Yiddish Artists Union in