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
 

Zalmen Skarbnik
 

Born about 1873.

He was a long-time manager of the Palace Theatre in Bialystok, and also by himself used to arrange for various Yiddish and non-Yiddish impresarios.

During the Nazi occupation of Bialystok, in one year's time he lay in the ghetto as a paralyzed person, speechless and it was not clear whether he was aware of it.

He went to a doctor in the ghetto. It was very hard to get medicine if one was sick, and thus he expired in great pain in 1943.

His daughter Chana, who was saved by the state of Israel, in the tenth year the [kasirerin?] of the Palace Theatre.

Sheftel Zak observed, that his Skarbnik family was greatly loved by the Yiddish actors. In an et [tsrh--and  it had [doch pasirt nisht Zelman-- hot men bey zey gekrogn] Yiddish actors.


Sh. E. from Sheftel Zak and Dovid Rogoff.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4097.
 

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