Born on 10 April 1887 in
Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine. Parents -- owners of a colonial
business. He learned in a cheder, and when his family
moved to Odessa, W. learned there in the Talmud Torah.
During the Japanese war he
fled due to Budapest due to military conscription, and
there for two years he was an employee in the S"S party
and participated in its dramatic circle. Yuzha Shoenberg
then took him into a professional troupe. From there W.
went over to the troupe of Avraham Akselrad and traveled
with the troupe across Galicia, Bukovina and Romania.
During the outbreak of the
World War, W. returned to Budapest, where he opened a
Yiddish theatre without an official license. [According
the law of the theatre concessions there, had help from
an actor in the troupe ... to his Hungarian
citizenship.] The theatre had existed for one-and-a-half
years. During the communist revolution, W. was appointed
for the kuhn-makht as a leader of Yiddish
theatre. He then went out, for the first time in
Hungary, to advertise in Yiddish, After the fall of the
communist might, when the Yiddish theatre was closed, W.
for a certain time forced to perform in variety and cafe
shanties. In `920 W. was arrested and sent away to
Vienna. Here he acted in varieties, later in the troupes
in the Stefanya and Arkadia theatres, and in 1928 in