Mark Aizikovitch

Mark Aizikovitch

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Mark Aizikovitch is one of a handful of the early Soviet Jewish immigrants who’ve achieved success in the arts in Germany. A bear of a man with fiery eyes, a gray beard and wild long curls of hair, Aizikovitch left Poltava, Ukraine, in 1990 and has starred as an actor and singer in the Yiddish theater here ever since.

“My work is to see Jewish culture remain at a high level. I want to see it bloom,” he said. “I can’t forgive the Germans. Every time I go on stage I sing a few songs about the Jewish fate. I want to open their eyes and ears to our thoughts: to show them that we’re no longer victims. We’re normal people. We’re a part of the culture and landscape of Germany.”
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