Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
P. was born on 26 May 1898
in Lodz, Poland.
His father was a shoemaker.
After he had learned in the
cheder, he sang in the choir of the "Deytsher Sinagogue
(German Synagogue)", led by its director Darguzhanski.
He finished the school for tradesmen in Lodz and as a
youngster participated in the Hebrew production of Yitzhok Katzenelson's "Habima hebrit", later
participating in the Hebrew and Yiddish productions of
"Lida" [directed by Zalmen Zylbercweig].
In 1917 he became a
professional actor in M. D. Vaksman's troupe, later
going across to the troupe of Julius Adler and Herman
Serotsky. In 1924 he was engaged at the Warsaw
"Central" Theatre and participated in the tour with the
troupe across Poland. In 1926 he went with Kompaneyets'
troupe to Rumania, and there he later got married with
the actress Sevilla Ziegler and became the regisseur of
the operetta repertoire for his father-in-law,
Moshe Ziegler's troupe, with whom he went across Austria
and Hungary with, as well as Czechoslovakia, Poland and
In 1939, on the eve of the
outbreak of the Second World War, he set out for Lodz,
where he his fate was uncertain.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 3, page 1642.
You can read Moshe Pastor's amended biography in the fifth volume of the Lexicon
by clicking here.
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