G. was born in 1901 in Lodz,
His parents were petty
He graduated from a
folkshul. Due to his love of the theatre he
became a prompter in Shlomo Kutner's itinerant
In 1919 he acted in
Brisk, directed by Kutner, and afterwards acted in the members'
troupe in Lodz's Skala Theatre. In 1925 he participated
as an actor in "Vikt," afterwards becoming
a prompter for various troupes in Poland.
During the Second World
War, suffering from depression, G. escaped to Bialystok.
There he found work in the State Yiddish Theatre. Sheftel Zak reported
that from the theatre he left with guest-stars to Mohilev on the Dnieper, and there on 22
June 1941 they came upon the Hitler assault. A
number of the members of the troupe ran away to
Central Asia, and G. was
with them. There they organized work brigades, where G.
worked sporadically in a number of Yiddish productions, and
he almost starved there. When Wanda Vashilevska organized the Kosciusko
Military Division, G. volunteered and was sent away to the
Front against the Nazis, where he was killed.
Sh. E. from
Meir Melman and Sheftel Zak.
"Lexicon of the Yiddish
Theatre," New York, 1931, Vol. I, p. 496.