Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
S. was born in 1886 in Czernowitz, Bukovina.
His father was a small
businessman. S. completed a four-class elementary school. He
studied to become a tailor. Started to perform with
amateurs who had brought over the actor Samuilov from
Stanislawaw (Galicia). He performed with them in a few
shows that were seen by the actor Axelrad, and after
seeing S. perform, convinced him to join his troupe.
"I had great problems
with the anti-Semitic movements. They pursued me to all
places and shot at the stage. In Tekutsh (?) they threw
stones through the windows. When I walked home I felt my
life was in danger. Agents accompanied the artists, and
the theatre was guarded by gendarmes. They pursued me so
much that in the end I lost most all my capital, and
after so many years I had to start working with others."
Sh. E. and Sh. E. from Julian Schwarz.
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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4383.
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