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
 

Moshe Zeyderman

 

Z. was born on 30 May 1897 in Lodz, Poland. His father was a weaver. He began his theatre activity at the same time as his brother David. He used to travel across the province with itinerant troupes. According to Jacob Moshkovitsh the difference between the two brothers bashtenen in dem, was that David himself mergeveynlekher voice and Moshe -- as an actor.

In 1919 Z. came to Berlin and there acted in Yiddish theatre and in more German cities. In 1921 he was engaged to Fanny Vaksman in Paris and there he remained for several years, then he returned to Germany and again there acted in Yiddish theatre, but when in 1933 he could no longer act in Yiddish theatre, he returned to Paris and acted under the direction of Lekhtiger and in other troupes, part-time with his brother David.

In 1938 he acted with Maurice Schwartz in Paris in Prager's "Vasertregen ("The Water Carrier") and in other plays.

During the Nazi Occupation of Paris, he endured at home, but at a time, a day earlier, in 1941, he was taken in by the Germans and sent away to Drancy and from there to Auschwitz.

From there, according to the saved actor Blumenzon had seen him before he had been killed.

His son Fred (born 26 November 1922) was arrested in 1942 during a visit to his mother, the actress Erna Zeyderman, who was lying in a hospital.

More about him is not known.
 

Sh. E. from Yakov Moshkovitsh and Erna Zeyderman-Moshkovitsh.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4036.
 

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