Thursday, 30 May 2019

JULIUS RAKOV


JULIUS RAKOV (November 11, 1890-1941)
            He was an actor, born in Lodz.  His Jewish given name was Yekhiel.  He performed on the Yiddish stage in Lodz, Vilna, Riga, Kovno, and elsewhere.  He translated into Yiddish: Tamten by Maskof (?), Geto (Ghetto) by H. Heiermann, and Daniel, Daniel by R. Foss (?); and he dramatized Mendl beylis (Mendel Beilis).  He published short impressions and translations in a variety of Yiddish periodical publications.  He died in the Lodz ghetto.

Source: Zalmen Zilbertsvayg, Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Handbook of the Yiddish theater), vol. 4 (New York, 1963).
Berl Cohen


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