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
 

Yakov Pyekarnik
 

 

P. was born on 5 August 1899 in Warsaw, Poland.

He finished a folkshul.

At the age of thirteen he sung with a cantor and afterwards together with the late actor Leybl Vilner, and they performed with joy.

In 1905 he performed in Kompaneyets' troupe at the Muranover Theatre, directed by Mark Arnstein, debuting as "Rosh hkhl" in Shomer's "Der idisher prints", later acting in Julius Adler's troupe across the Polish province, later with Tsipkus and Lipovski and since 1913 in Vienna with Ziegler, across the province in Galicia and in Paris with Morris Axelrad.

During the First World War (at a time when acting in the Yiddish theatre was forbidden), he learned a trade, with which he worked for a year's time. Later he was a co-founder of the Perets Theatre in Paris and acted until 1921 in Paris and Antwerp, going to Rumania where he acted with Ziegler, later in Bucharest with Goldberg, in Iasi with Aschkenazy, also with the guest star Picon and Silbert.

In 1924 P. came back to Paris, where he acted until the Hitler invasion. His further fate is unknown.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 687.
 

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