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
 

Avraham Yitzhok Pokh
 

 

P. was born on 21 January 1884 in Sosnowiec, Poland, into a Chasidic family.

He learned until the age of twelve in a cheder; afterwards he became a house painter.

In 1905 he continued in the Jewish Socialist Workers Movement and began acting with amateurs in various plays of the Yiddish theater repertoire, in which he acted in the main roles.

In 1908-09 he became the regisseur for the dramas staged by "Hazamir" in Sosnowiec, and he offered the plays of Gordin and one-acters from Sholem Aleichem, Mark Arnstein, and from 1912 P. became a prompter in the troupes of A. Y. Kaminski, Julius Adler and Y. Veyshof. In 1920 he immigrated to Frankfurt and settled in Metz (Alsace-Lorraine), where he acted with amateurs.

For a long time he became a co-director for a troupe, which he brought together for their beginnings (Pragman, Myedzinski, Madam Goldboym, Toybe Pokh, Bukhbinder, Pederman and Madam Ruzenovitsh). Through the time he also became a prompter for the troupe of H. B. Epstein and Axelrad.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 1633.
 

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