HIRSH PORUDOMINSKI (1913-1941)
He was born in Vilna. He graduated from the Vilna senior high school and took an active part in the school’s presentations and student journals. He was a cofounder of the Jewish puppet theater Maidim (1933-1942), a member of the ensemble, and author of a number or works on contemporary themes. He published articles in: Warsaw’s Kleyne folkstsaytung (Little people’s newspaper); Vilner tog (Vilna day); Etyudn (Studies) (1934); and Vilner emes (Vilna truth) (1940). He was a member of the management committee of the organization “Bin-vanderer” (Wandering bee), of “Vilbig” (Vilner yidisher bildungs gezelshaft, or Vilna Jewish Education Society), and of the theater association. He was murdered by the Nazis.
Sources: Leyzer Ran, Yung-vilne (Young Vilna) (New York, 1955); and the anthology of the last creative generation of “Yung Vilne” (Young Vilna).