1916 -- arrested due to the
military environment, sat for six months in the Galata
prison, and then was sent to the military front, where
he was wounded, then again he was sent to the front,
where he deserted and arrived in Iasi, where he entered
into the national theatre as second opera conductor.
Here he also wrote an oratory for a revue, which was
performed there many times. Not seeing, however,
certain? due to his desertion, and hearing about the
February Revolution in Russia, he fled together with
his friend, the actor Adolf Segal, in 1917 to Odessa,
where he was soon taken in as a member of a Yiddish
1919 -- entered into a local Jewish state
theatre under the direction of Bartanov, then into the "Kometa"
Theatre, and back to the Jewish state theatre. Later he
migrated with Yiddish troupes across the Ukraine. 1925
-- celebrated in Odessa his twenty-fifth stage jubilee,
then acted for a season in Leningrad, and again in the
Ukraine, later in Romania.
According to Julian
Schwartz, S. in 1940, when there was founded in
Kishinev, under the leadership of Y. Shterenberg the "Moldava
Jewish State Theatre", he toured with a small Yiddish
Estrada troupe, and he had from Tashkent gepuelt
through Moscow that, due to his Moldavian origins, they
should include the "Moldavian Jewish State Theatre" with
the members of the small troupe. When the Nazis were
felled in Russia, S. together with the entire theatre
were evacuated. In Tashkent he became ill from typhus,
and passed away in either 1941 or 1942.
S. was a working actor of
the Soviet Union. The title he had received in
Uzbekistan. He used to act with success in the title
role of Sholem Aleichem's "Tuviya der milkhiger".
According to Julian
Schwartz, S. was a typical actor of the Goldfaden form.
Early on he was more absorbed in Goldfaden, later in
Gordin repertoire. He had especially excelled as "Shloimke
Sharlatan"; he had a risky voice, really a question
aryh, and from the operetta his desire for melodrama
In 1918 S. participated in
Odessa in the film "Di yidn in rumenye".
S.'s daughter, Rokhele
Paskewitz, acts in the All Ukraine Jewish State Theatre
in Kharkov. His second wife is the actress Roza Brin,
the former wife of Max Brin.
His brother Chaim Meir
Segalesko (see "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre", Vol.
II, pp. 1510-1511) was a Yiddish actor.
Sh. E. from
the Yiddish Theatre", Warsaw, 1934, Vol. II, p.