Bolesław Norski-Nożyca

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Title

Bolesław Norski-Nożyca

Birth Date

1911

Birthplace

Chełm Lubelski

Death Date

1943?

Occupation

actor, lyricist and singer In Polish and Yiddish

Biographical Text

Cabaret audiences in Warsaw and Łódź could not get enough of this artist. He was associated with the best of Polish-Yiddish theaters, Azazel and Ararat, but he also performed in the Bałuty theatres Era and Momus. During the mid-thirties he was so popular that he could schedule solo programs. His recordings traveled with his listeners to Palestine and the USA. Norski-Nożyca performed parodies of well-known songs and songs composed especially for him (like Miksne’s “The Rent”). Of his humorous stage characters, the most beloved was the schlemiel, Jojne The Rifle (Jojne-karabin). In the beginning of World War II, he was forced into the Warsaw Ghetto, where he continued his musical activities until at least 1942. He was deported to the Budzyń camp and participated in musical performances there.

Bibliography

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

Associations

Ararat
Azazel

Deathplace

Lublin (Majdanek concentration camp ?)

Collection

Citation

“Bolesław Norski-Nożyca,” Jewish Life in Interwar Łódź , accessed November 27, 2022, https://jewish-lodz.iu.edu/items/show/67.