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Lexicon of the Yiddish
BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE WHO WERE ONCE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE;
IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
VOLUME 5: THE KDOYSHIM (MARTYRS) EDITION, 1967, Mexico City
Sonia was born on 15
August 1899 in Vilna, Polish Lithuania. Her father was a small
She completed a Russian
primary school in Vilna, and from there her parents took
her with them to Yekaterinoslav.
In 1918 she performed in
the chorus of the troupe of Brandesko and Braslavsky. From there she went over Kris[?] to Constantinople,
where she married the actor Peter Amatin, and in
1922, when they arrived in Vienna, her husband
organized a troupe in which she began to act in
Undertaking several tours
across the provinces of Romania, she was
engaged in 1927 to speak in Czernowitz. From there [she went] to Itsikl Goldberg in Bucharest. Afterwards she acted
in other troupes in Romania, and later in other
According to the "Yizkor-Reshime
(Yizkor List)" [as found] in the program of the
State Yiddish Theatre in Poland, Sonia was killed at the hands of the Nazis.
"Lexicon of the
Yiddish Theatre," New York, 1931, Vol. 1, p. 67.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 5, page 4804.
You can read the initial biography of Sonya in the Lexicon, located in Volume 1,
by clicking here..
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