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
 

Hersh Poznanski
 

 

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(?) commitee in 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 teg".

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" Art Theatre.

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 Turkow).

Since then he has acted in various Yiddish troupes with a serious artistic repertoire.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 1612.
 

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