Yidisher Artistn Fareyn (Jewish Actors Union) questionnaire form of Jakub Rotbaum

Title: Yidisher Artistn Fareyn (Jewish Actors Union) questionnaire form of Jakub Rotbaum
ID: RG 26 / RG 26.923.1
Predominant Dates: [1919-1939]
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print, black ink; handwritten, brown-black ink
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Jakub Rotbaum was born in Zelechow, Poland in 1901 and died in Poland in 1994. He was a theater director, actor, and painter. In 1929, he joined the Vilna Troupe and later became its director; in the 1940s, he joined Maurice Schwartz's Yiddish Art Theater in New York, but returned to Poland in 1949, where he directed various theater troupes. His last production was in Warsaw in 1985: Sholem Aleichem's "Dos groyse gevins" (The Winning Lottery Ticket).
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