Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Yekhezkel Kornhendler writes
to the editors of the "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre"
(8 April 1965):
"He still lives in Paris as
a geshvoyrene translator and no longer has any
relationship with theatre. A student in Bialystok during
the First World War, he had in those years, until 1922,
acted in theatre. He traveled across the
Polish-Lithuanian province with theatre ensembles. Also
his wife, who was an actress in Bialystok with a troupe
that had founded Amkh E'h. In 1922-23, Mordechai
Eyzenshtat came to Paris, however he worked in
confection-branzhe. Here, in Paris, as an amateur
of Yiddish theatre, he had directed several one-acters
("Dem shadkhans tokhter" -- Reyzen et al) with the
dramatic circle of the "Harpe" society. Thereby he ended
(in the year 1925 or 1926) his theatrical activities.
His wife was killed in the last war in deportation. M.
Eyzenshtat is today already seventy years old".
In another way, Kornhendler
says, that the "Harpe" had existed from 1923 until 1926,
and that A. was an actor in Poland and a student of
Sh. E. from
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 6, page 4876.
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