P. was born on 20 July 1892
in Uman, Kiev Gubernia, Ukraine. Due to a "right of
habitat" the family was sent away, and they settled in Lodz, Poland, where
his father became a worker in a beer brewery.
completed three classes in a private school and learned
Yiddish privately, later becoming an employee in a
In 1915, after he became
known to actor Sh. Hershkovits, he became associated
with his troupe, debuting in Lublin, and afterwards he
toured with the troupe across Poland.
In 1918 he
was entered into Lodz's Skala Theatre (directed by Julius
Adler and Herman Serotsky), and later toured for three
years with Leonid Sokolov across Kovno, Lithuania,
Latvia and Estonia with the "Yiddish Dramatic Theatre".
In 1922 he returned to Lodz and due to family matters,
spent four years not participating in the theatre.
Since 1926 he again returned to the theatre, most of the
time in Lodz and partly went on many tours across the
P. had dramatized Emil Zola's
novel "Nantes," also known as "Der gekoyfter
man," that was staged in Lodz's "Grand Theatre" (under
the direction of
Adler-Serotsky-Zandberg-Waxman). He translated several one-acters from
During the outbreak of the
Second World War he saved his wife, the actress Regina
Rozentsveyg, in the area of Soviet Occupation.