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
 

Zon Poliakov
 

Born in 189... in Russia.

Until 1940 he was active in Yiddish theatre in Romania. He composed and conducted for Yakov Shternberg's spectacles for Sidi Thal's ensemble.

P. wrote the music to Leib Drucker's operetta "Shrhle". According to Julius Schwartz, P. was a beautiful violinist and the composer for an entire theatre couplet and for the [revi] "Chtzi shli, chtzi, shlch".

In the summer of 1940 he was the musical director for the Kishinev radio and the director and composer for the Moldova State Theatre in Kishinev.

According to Hilly Ash, when the Germans bombarded Kishinev in 1941, her husband put all the Yiddish actors onto open wagons, they aribertsufirn across the Dniester.  The wagons were in a slight danger for three days. On the way, in the wagon P. suddenly died. The crowd cried, that it felt a bad smell, the actors felt the heat as the sun rose by a place where a train had blocked them, removed the dead, washed him in a number of seconds, dug out a grave by the rails and buried him there. This may not have been far from the city of Kishinev.

According to Julius Schwartz, P. died from an evaluation of typhus.

According to the musician Alpern, the Nazis in Kishinev had him shot.
 

Sh.E. from Julian Schwartz, Hilly Ash and M.E. from Alpern.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 4161.
 

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