Zygmunt Turkow

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Zygmunt Turkow (1925)

Zygmunt Turkow (1896–1970) was a Polish actor, director, playwright and director of Jewish origin from Warsaw, who became famous for roles in the pre-war Jewish films and stage plays in Yiddish. His brother, Jonas Turkow, was also a noted actor and stage manager.

Shortly after German invasion of Poland in 1939 he left Poland together with his second wife. In 1940 he settled in Brazil. In 1952 he moved to Israel.

Turkow produced works by Iso Szajewicz at the Novoshchi Theatre where he worked for many years. He was the founder of several notable theatres, including the Central Theatre in 1921, co-founder of the Brazilian National Theatre in 1940 and the traveling Zuta Theatre in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1956, where he served as manager and director.[1][2]

Zygmunt Turkow Theatre is named in his honor.[3]


  1. ^ "Zygmunt Turkow". Film Polski. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
  2. ^ Zable, Arnold; Ayzenbud, Mosheh (1998). Wanderers and dreamers: tales of the David Herman Theatre. Hyland House. p. 67. ISBN 978-1-86447-061-1. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
  3. ^ Fuks, Marian (1982). Polish Jewry: history and culture. Interpress Publishers. Retrieved 29 March 2011.