Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre
BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE WHO WERE ONCE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE;
aS FEATURED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
VOLUME 5: THE KDOYSHIM (MARTYRS) EDITION, 1967, Mexico City
S. was born in 1886 in Czernowitz, Bukovina.
His father was a small
businessman. S. completed a four-class elementary school. He
studied to become a tailor. Started to perform with
amateurs who had brought over the actor Samuylov from
Stanislawaw (Galicia). He performed with them in a few
shows that were seen by the actor Axelrad, and after
seeing S. perform, convinced him to join his troupe.
"I had great problems
with the anti-Semitic movements. They pursued me to all
places and shot at the stage. In Tekutsh (?) they threw
stones through the windows. When I walked home I felt my
life was in danger. Agents accompanied the artists, and
the theatre was guarded by gendarmes. They pursued me so
much that in the end I lost most all my capital, and
after so many years I had to start working with others."
Sh. E. and Sh. E. from Julian Schwartz.
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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4383.
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