N. was born on 25 February
1895 in Stashev, Radom Gubernia, Poland, to Chasidic
parents. As a child of one he settled with his family in
Lodz. He began in 1910 as an "amateur" in various
dramatic circles, including Zalmen Zylbercweig's groupe.
In 1916 he acted
professionally in Lodz's Thalia Theatre under the
direction of M. D. Vaksman, then in various provincial
troupes. In 1922 he was in Lodz and the province with
Shoshana and Tarlo. During the Revolution in Poland he
withdrew from acting and took up commerce.
In 1926 he acted in Krakow's
Yiddish dramatic theatre under the leadership of Jonas
Turkow. In 1927 he joined "Vik't", and he acted in the
troupe until 1930 across Poland and Rumania.
Since January 1931 until
(the so-called) May (revolution in the Artists Union)
1932, he was secretary of the Yiddish Artists Union in
From 19 July 1931 until
February 1933 he was administrative director for the
Kaminski Theatre in Warsaw, then administrative director
for Lodz's "Ararat".
N. also translated from
German Heinrich Zimmerman's "Di frilings-nakht, a play
in three acts", which in 1922 was performed by