Born on 27 September 1891 in
His grandfather was Shmuel
Marshelek from Opole. His father was a teacher and a
prayer leader. He studied in a cheder, afterwards in a
yeshiva and took secular studies with a teacher.
In his youth he helped his
father as a choirboy, until a cantor paid
attention to him and he learned notes.
Attending at times the
Yiddish theatre, it was so exciting to him, that he unoyfgenumen,
that he tsunoyfgenumen added to his yeshiva books
in other unresolved [?], and had with his eynshtudirt
in an amateur production in Falenitz as "Max" in
Feinman's "Khanele the neytorin."
Afterwards he went with the troupe
of Tsipkus across the provinces. Nine months later he
was engaged to gekhikn and in 1912 to Shwartzbard-Weinberg.
However, military service
him through [the course of] his stage career until 1918,
and since then he's acted with various troupes throughout
During the Second World War
he had acted with his wife in Belgium, until the
Germans occupied it, and then the Nazis had them
deported and killed.
Sh. E. from Anita Poliakov.
of the Yiddish Theatre," New York, 1931, Vol. I, p.