Sh. was born in Warsaw,
He was a tailor, later
learned in rabbinic school, He was a poet in the school,
and later the orchestra conductor in various schools.
According to H. Feinshtein,
Sh. was the orchestra conductor for the production of a
large opera [!] "The Sale of Joseph" in Warsaw, wrote
for Eynes Zeydman and acted with amateurs.
According to Sh.'s son,
Gustav, his father was a partner with Eynes Gutman, with
whom he maintained a Yiddish theatre in Warsaw on
Muranover Platz, and there Sh. performed in the play "Ahasuerus"
and "The Sale of Joseph" for a hatmaker with the
name of Makman (?).
According to Dr. Jacob
Shatzky, a benefit was held in Sh.'s honor on 15 March
1870, and there was acted "Di yidn in mdbr".
Ester Rukhl Kaminska wrote in
her memoirs that in 1893-94, during the time he was with
Kaminski performing across the Polish province, Sh. was
the representative of the troupe and took out a permit
Sh.'s son, Gustav, and his
daughter Regina, also acted on the Yiddish stage in
Russia and Poland.
Sh. passed way in Warsaw
M. E. from
Gustav Shvartsbard and H. Feinshtein.
Ester Rukhl Kaminska --
Zkhrunut (Memoirs), "Moment", Warsaw, 1926.
Dr. Jacob Shatzky -- "In
shotn fun eber", -- Buenos Aires, 1947, p. 179.