T. was born on 13 February
1908 in Chernalitsye (Czernelica), Galicia.
His father was a "vinkl-shreyber
A year later he took his
family to Czernowitz, where T.'s father opened a bakery.
He learned in a folkshul
and studied Yiddish courses with his father.
He sung with a cantor,
afterwards in a chorus of the great synagogue. The
chorus director Yosel Tavtshay, who also was chorus
direction in Axelrad's troupe, took him in to the
theatre and had him play in children's roles.
During the war he switched
his studies in the city gymnasium, T. went to Vienna,
where he worked in a liquor factory and was a understudy
and helper with decorations in the German Karl Theatre.
Afterwards he sang there in the chorus and also
acted in small roles. Due to military service he changed
his stage career. He acted again at the end of 1918 in
the Czernowitz German State Theatre, afterwards in
Axelrad's Yiddish troupe, debuting as "Beynushl" in "Pintele
yid". Later T. led a management partnership with Sarah
Kaner, afterwards he acted with Clara Young and for a
long time in Bucharest, leading in a partnership with
Leon Berger a troupe in Iasi, touring with Sarah Kaner
across Galicia, Poland, afterwards in Czechoslovakia ,
participating in Yiddish [reviews=revista] in Bucharest,