Born in Lodz, Poland, where he began to act in amateur
circles. In 1922 he arrived in Paris, together with the
"Vilna Troupe," where he had, according to Yekhezkel
Kornhendler, performed for the departing Hersh Grossbard.
In Paris, M. used to
participate from time to time in Yiddish productions and
often performed independently with reviews.
About his tragic end, his
brother-in-law Wolf Abramovitsh writes:
"About the great misfortune
there took place with the five-thousand Jews who were
gathered together -- women and children, sick and old
people, they took the women with the two children of two
and three years old, coming from their home from work,
and he had his misfortune. He ran to the police,
demanding, and they said to him where they could find
him. He packed his valise and therein to the given
location, but they didn't promise him(?). They had him
taken in as a crazy person. He akegngeshtelt
himself. Then they admitted him, and he cried out,
'If you want to kill my wife and children, also take me';
that was in Oswiecim (Auschwitz), and so he was killed
with his family".
Sh. E. from his
brother-in-law Wolf Abramovitsh.
"Lexicon of the New
Yiddish Literature," New York, 1960, Vol. III, pp.
Yechezkel Kornhendler --
Yidish teater in Paris, "Hundert yor yidish teater," London, 1962.