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
 

[?] Yakubzon


Y. was manager of the "Hirshbein Troupe".

The actor Sh. Kutner said about him:

"The Hirshbein Troupe really was soon a stillborn child. It was however for the whole time in the hands of a "living doctor", that with extraordinary efforts she received at life. This was the manager H' Yakubzon. Really this was a pseudonym, that Yakubzon was the Polish "[not kosher=nisht kosher]", and what he had been subjected to as a manager of the troupe, gave the possibility to be [on the free=oyf der frey]. If he also had exploited further to lead his revolutionary activities, is not not been aware(?) ,but when he was transferred, the heart of the cast [unfsh], this one could easily see.

With each catastrophe, he used to [tikhf?] strike at the threshold with the Yiddish "pni", and each time he already had visited a [metsenat], that could have given only the possibility to act a little and further hope for better times."
 

Zalmen Zylbercweig -- "Theatre Memories", Vilna, 1928, pp. 87-88.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 930.
 

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