L. was born in April 1886 in
Her father was a second
cantor in the city temple. She became engaged as a
songstress at the expense of the local cultural
community. She began her stage career as a chorus singer and
in episodic roles in the Polish opera theatre. Through
the initiative of the actor Peter Graf L. entered into
Gimpel's Yiddish theatre, where she acted year-round in
first prima donna roles.
In Lemberg she became
acquainted with the actor Samuel Leresko, and after her
marriage to him, she followed the same path to the stage as her
husband, acting, foreign songs, also dramatic roles,
especially in the Gordin repertoire.
During the outbreak of the
Second World War, L. was found in Czernowitz, and from
there she was deported by the Nazis to Transnistria,
where she lived in filth and hunger and there at the
beginning of 1943 was killed by a "Red" "on a foot and a
Her grandson Simeon Hral?,
who then was a slight thirteen years, and who was saved
by the State of Israel, it is said, that he alone had in
a primary (frimorgn), when the small couldn't be seen(?),
[bagobn did boben nebn a durkhgang fun a ban].
Sh. E. from
"Lexicon of the Yiddish
Theatre", Warsaw, 1934, Vol. 2, p. 1170.