Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born on 8 July 1897 in
Wlodzislaw, Kielce Gubernia, Poland. His grandfather on
his mother's side -- Kielce rabbi R' Velvele
Treisman, and aged uncle of the Ger rabbi the "shfs
He learned in Makow's
yeshiva, also had a little secular education. 1910 --
arrived in Lodz and learned in Konstat's school In 1911
he began to work with a tambourine maker (?). At the
same time he prompted for amateur productions with
Yedvabn Brosh. In 1913 he traveled across the Polish
province as a professional prompter with the troupe
Izikovitsh and Nathanson. During the first years of the
war he prompted for Vaksman and Kutner in the Polish
province, and then in the Central Theatre in Warsaw,
later again in Lodz in the Grand Theatre with
W. was a cashier for the
first management of the Yiddish Artists Union in Poland.
In 1920 he traveled to Paris
and became an actor and later also acted in Antwerp,
together with M. D. Vaksman, Joseph Sherman and Silvia.
In 1923 he became manager of the Pavilion Theatre in
London, 1927 -- manager of Blumental's troupe in Paris,
and 1928-9 -- was director of a Yiddish troupe in Paris.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 667.
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