Mieczysław Miksne



Mieczysław Miksne

Birth Date

ab. 1900


Łódź ?

Death Date



lyricist and composer

Biographical Text

The brilliantly witty Polish-language texts of Miksne’s songs continue to amuse audiences until the present day. Mostly associated with small Jewish theaters in Łódź, Miksne wrote for his own performances and for other artists, especially Bolesław Norski-Nożyca. His most famous song, “Madagascar,” satirizes the 1937 Polish government’s plan to establish a colony in that island for the purpose of deporting Polish Jews. Other songs, like “The Rent,” responded with ridicule to harsh conditions of everyday life of the urban poor. Nothing is known about the circumstance of Miksne’s death.


Lerski, Tomasz. Syrena Record: pierwsza polska wytwórnia fonograficzna; Poland’s first recording company, 1904-1939. New York; Warsaw: Editions Karin, 2004.



“Mieczysław Miksne,” Jewish Life in Interwar Łódź , accessed March 21, 2023, https://jewish-lodz.iu.edu/items/show/66.