Mikhoels, Solomon (Solomon Vovsi)


Mikhoels, Solomon (Solomon Vovsi)
(1890–1948)
   Russian Yiddish actor. Mikhoels was the leading actor and from 1928 director of the State Jewish Theatre in Moscow. Among his famous roles were SHALOM ALEICHEM’S Tevye the Dairyman, and King Lear in Yiddish. From 1941–3 he headed the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee in the Soviet Union, and toured Western countries rallying support for the Russian war effort. After the war, he was the spokesman with the authorities for the resettlement of displaced Russian Jews. In January 1948 he was murdered by the Soviet secret police, in a framed automobile accident. This marked the beginning of Stalin’s liquidation of Jewish culture and intellectuals. In 1962 a Tel Aviv square was named after Mikhoels.

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