Monday, 2 July 2018


KHAYIM POLONSKI (b. July 20, 1892)
            He was born in Uman, Kiev district, Ukraine.  For a time he was living in Lodz, Poland, working in a manufacturing business.  In 1915 he joined the Yiddish theater and debuted in Lublin.  In 1918, he performed at the Skala Theater in Lodz, and traveled through Lithuania, Latvia, and Austria.  He later returned to Lodz and took part in circuits through the provinces.  He dramatized for the stage Émile Zola’s novel Nana with the title Der gekoyfter man (The bought husband) and translated several one-act plays into Polish.

Source: Zalmen Zilbertsvayg, Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Handbook of the Yiddish theater), vol. 3 (New York, 1959), pp. 1634-35.
Yankev Kahan

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