Tuesday, 3 July 2018


ARN POLYAKOV (January 26, 1891-July 3, 1962)
            He was born in Moscow, Russia.  In 1896 he was brought to Warsaw, where he received both a Jewish and a general education.  In 1911 he became an actor on the Yiddish stage.  During WWII he lived under the Nazi occupation and hid out in the mountains.  He was later director of a Yiddish theater in Paris.  He published articles on theater and memoirs of the Yiddish theater in: Teater-tsaytung (Theater newspaper) in Warsaw; Parizer haynt (Paris today) and Der teater-shpigl (The theater mirror) in Paris.  He died in Paris

Sources: Zalmen Zilbertsvayg, Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Handbook of the Yiddish theater), vol. 3 (New York, 1959), p. 1936; H. Shishler, in Keneder odler (Montreal) (February 21, 1955).
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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