LONDON (Sep. 8)
A special room named after the late Solomon Mikhoels, the famous Russian-Jewish actor assassinated during the Stalin purges of Soviet Jewish intellectuals, has been established in the local museum of Dvinsk, in the Latvian Soviet Republic, according to a dispatch from the USSR received here today.
Mr. Mikhoels, who was born in Dvinsk, had been head of the Jewish State Theater in Moscow when he was murdered by secret agents of the Stalin regime. He was also at the time chairman of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee of the USSR.
In the Mikhoels Room at the Dvinsk Museum, today’s dispatch reported, are now shown various memorabilia associated with Mikhoels’ artistic work. Among these, the report stated, are the costumes he had worn while performing “King Lear.” His acting in that part, it was widely held, had been one of the finest interpretations of that great Shakespearean role.