T. was born in 1896 in
Warsaw, Poland. His father was an employee in a crops
business. Until age eight he learned in a Talmud Torah.
Due to the difficult material conditions at home, every
year T. came to work in a factor of [shakhtlen] for
paper, Later as an errand boy and tailor in a woman's
coat business. He often attended the Yiddish theatre and
entered into a "children's troupe", with whom he acted
in the town of Mlawa "Bn-yukhay" in Gutzkow's "Uriel
Acosta", and then "Uriel". The troupe toured for only a
short time, because their parents brought their children
He came back to Warsaw, and
T., due to the ban on Yiddish theatre, and acted with [meledeklamatses],
sketches, monologues, etc. in the ostensible "dance
evenings", which were in fact theatrical activities.
Later he entered into David Herman's dramatic
studio, and during the German Occupation, when again it
was permitted to act in Yiddish, he participated as
"Professor" in the offering of Moliere's "Der reykher
khatuna" (Z. and Y. Turkow, Norvid, Shidlo, Tarlo et
al), soon thereafter becoming engaged to Kaminski's
troupe (with the condition of changing his family name
to "Treystman"). An in 1917 he traveled with the Esther
Rukhl Kaminska troupe in their first great tour across
Crown Poland. In 1919 T. joined Zaslavsky's troupe. Then
in the theatre "Kunst-vinkl" under the providence of the
"Kulture-Lige (Culture League)", 1923 in the Sholem
Aleichem Theatre in Moscow under the direction of Diki
(sp), and after the liquidation of the theatre, T.
returned to the Kiev theatre "Kunst-vinkl", where he
worked until 1929.
At the end of 1929 T.
entered into the Vim"t troupe.
Sh. E. from