1913 -- arrived in Riga and
here acted on a cooperative basis in a Yiddish troupe
under the auspices of Lazer Bernstein and Zhitkovsky.
During the start of the World War, he became mobilized
and served in Vilna's nurse's evaluation station, by
which he found himself in a Russian troupe under the
direction of the actor Shmilov, which moved about and
behind the front in order to act. 1916 -- toured with a
similar troupe on the Riga front.
1917 -- freed from military
service, he returned to Riga, and there together with an
actor founded a Yiddish dramatic circle that had
performed until 1919.
1919-20 -- acted in the
dramatic troupe of L. Sokolov in Lithuania, 1921-5 -- in
Riga, province and Estonia, 1927 -- entered into the
Yiddish Meutim Theatre in Riga (manager -- Eliyahu Stein
and Shlomo Kutner), and since then has continued to act
in Riga with various Yiddish troupes.
S. also has participated as
the "father" in Mark Arnstein's "Dos eybike lid" in a
film from the company "Mintus".
According to Youna Radinov,
S. was taken by the Nazis on 2 November 1943 during the
liquidation of the Riga ghetto and deported to
Treblinka, from which he never returned.
Mashe Rolnik writes in her
daily book "Ikh muz dertseyln":
During the evening call the
untersharpider called out according to a list of
the older people, and they named the vakhleyt (weak?)
avisfirn(?) them behind the gates. They were "not
work-capable". They were older than fifty, and thus had
them "to over to another camp". ...the heytsers hobn
gepruvt gehaltn in keslroym Surits (artist of Riga's
theatre), and one of the weak had observed, and as
punishment shir-nisht went away together with the
elderly leyt oykh di heytsers".
Sh. E. from
the Yiddish Theatre", Warsaw, 1934, Vol. II, pp.
Mashe Dolnik --
Ikh muz dertseyln, "M"F", N. Y., 13 May 1965.