Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born on 21 November 1904 in Zhmerinka,
Ukraine. His father was a craftsman, a [yde-ngn]. He learned in a
cheder and at age twelve completed a modern Talmud Torah.
In 1917 S. entered into a Jewish
gymnasium and here during a student evening performed with
imitations. Later he learned social economy in a professional
In 1920 S. was a co-founder of a
literary dramatic studio. In 1924 he was taken into a Yiddish
theatre studio "Kultur-lige (Culture League)" in Moscow, and at the
end of 1925 -- was taken into the Yiddish State Theatre in the
Ukraine, where he acted until May 1927, and at the end of 1927
entered into "Vim't".
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1455.
Copyright © Museum of Family History.
All rights reserved.