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 January
1891 in Moscow, Russia, to well-to-do parents.
At age five he came with the
family to Warsaw, Poland, where he completed a
government gymnasium and went around as a listener in the
university, learning Yiddish through private courses.
Participating in a motion
picture, he had in 1922 acted on the Yiddish stage and
became a character-comedian in Kompaneyets' troupe, with
which he toured across Poland and Russia, afterwards
across central and western Europe--especially France--where
he also had founded....during the outbreak of the Second
World War. Here he, during the Nazi occupation
in Paris, he ran to Limoges. Becoming .... for Shuna's
airplane, in a dash for a coach, he broke his foot and
was laid out some
months in a hospital. His further fate is unknown.
Besides actors and composers
in the troupe, P. had for a certain time also
specialized as a monologist in small art theatres.
P.'s wife is the actress
Aharon Poliakov -- Vi
azoy ikh bin gekumen tsu der bine, "Teater-tsaytung,"
Warsaw, Gum' 5, 1928.
Spektator [G. Frank] --
Haynt -- Jubilee-Evening for A. Paliakov, "Parizer haynt," 13 March 1934.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 3, page 1636.
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