N. was born in 1890 in
Ruzhany, Grodno circle, Poland. His
mother died when he was three, and N. was raised by his
grandmother. Later N. moved to Lodz, where he completed Yorontshinski's
school. In 1905 he became an employee in a silk
business. Afterwards he learned to be
electrical mechanic and later as a [zokn] worker. He
traveled to Germany, and there N. acted in Cologne
in Yiddish with an amateur group ("Simeon" in Gordin's
"The Wild Man"), and then in Lodz, already as a
professional, in the vaudeville houses, for which he
also wrote "vaudeville" on his own.
In 1912 N. played "Pastor Manders" in H. Yedvab's offering of Ibsen's "Ghosts,"
and soon thereafter he joined the Skala Theatre
(Director -- Adler-Serotsky), where he acted for several
years. Later N. took a large part in the organization of
member troupes, and he acted in the Polish province,
also in the member troupe of Lodz's philharmonic.
In his latter years N. suffered a
heart illness and was in the hospital more than on the
N. was said to be an
intelligent Yiddish performer and he aspired to a better
Yiddish stage. For his evenings-of-honor, he used to
always perform in better plays.
He was chairman in various
troupe-ratn and several times was chosen to be part of
the Lodz management of the Yiddish Artists Union in