P. was born on 10 October
1906 in Ger, near Warsaw, Poland.
He had a Chasidic education
with his grandfather, a Minsker.
He studied in a cheder,
later, until 1914, in the Ger Yeshiva.
By the outbreak of the
first World War he traveled with the environment [?],
working away, and in 1918 he was considered to be known
as "Monyek" in the then Socialist Youth organization "Tsukunft",
where he participated in their dramas until 1922,
debuting in Peretz's "Amol iz geven a melekh".
Later he produced,
together with Itsikl Kovner (son of Leyb and Chana
Kadison), a drama by the "Kom. Tsukunft". When after the
unification of the Bund committee with the Fartey(?)
Poland, under the direction of Pinchas Diner, he
produced the first attempt at a Yiddish worker's
stage. P. acted the role of "Father" in Miriam Karpilove's "Shturem
Now he went around with
the drama school under the leadership of Dr. M.
Weichert and David
Herman, and after completing the school, he went across to
David Herman's drama studio with which he acted in
Warsaw and across the province, and from here in the "Azazel"
In 1928 he was engaged by
the Krakow Yiddish Society Theatre (lead by Avraham
Morevsky), and when the theatre closed in the middle of
the season, he went around afterwards with various
actors in a group known as "Herman's troupe".
In 1929 he went around
with the Vilna Troupe.
In 1930, he was with the Varshever
nayer yidisher teater (Warsaw New Yiddish Theater; VNYT; leader Jonas
Since then he has acted
in various Yiddish troupes with a serious artistic