Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Mozes (Moshe-Yakov) Yakob

 

He was born cir 1857 in Krakow, western Galicia, where he was a teacher of religion.

At a certain time he was a censor for Yiddish in the Krakow district and nearby villages, when a Yiddish concert or theatre came to perform.

From 1919-23 he was the director of the Yiddish theatre in Krakow, under the artistic direction of Leopold Yungvirt.

Y. was especially popular with his models that he had presented in still-miniature on the stage of the Beit HaMedrash.

Around 1932 Y. passed away in Krakow.

Y.'s daughter was married to actor Adolf Meltzer.


Sh. E. from Leon Herbst.

  • F. V. -- Adolf Meltzer z"l, "Der mornen", Lemberg, 8 August 1929.

  • Z. Shukhs -- Geshtorbn der boyer fun bit hmkdsh in Krake, "Forward", N. Y., 12 March 1932.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 925.
 

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