In 1946 Z., together with
Sivak from the "Yung Theatre", created the "Emkh"
Theatre of the rescued refugees, and there staged Kadya
Molodovsky's "Martsepanes", "Khabne" by Sholem Aleichem,
et al [for details about "Teater Emkh", see Norbert
Horowitz's work "Yiddish theatre of the Sharit Hplith"
in "Fun noentn ebr", first volume]. At the same time, Z.
also traveled with the dancer Shoshana Kornblit, and by
himself, with word concerts, across the camps of
Feldanfing, Munich, Stuttgart, where he also directed
with children's productions in Yiddish.
In 1947 Z. was brought by
the "Jewish Workers Committee" to America, where
he performed with word concerts in New York, performing
with the children of the middle school for the Sholem
Aleichem schools, Peretz's "Bontshe shveyg",
participating in the summertime in Camp "Boyberik", and
the programs and traveled out to Los Angeles, where he
settled. Here he staged with the L. A. Yiddish middle
school "Martsepanes", "Bontshe shvayg", staging Sholem
Aleichem stories and a group dance "Shabbat". In L. A.
Z. also often performed with word concerts.
Z.'s brothers: the kdush
Arthur had manifested a great interest in Yiddish
theatre, had acted with amateurs, and was married to the
actress Manya Rosen; Israel had acted in Poland with
amateurs and acted with amateurs and professionals in
South Africa, where he lived, Pinie [mistakenly given in
Sh. Katsherginski's book "The Destruction of Vilna", p.
225, as Pinie Zigelman, killed by the Nazis], Feivel and
Reuben, who was found in South Arica, having acted in
Wawrsaw's "Yung teater".
Norbert Horowitz --
Yidish teater fun der sharit hplith, "Fun noentn ebr",
New York, 1955, pp. 153-56.