Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Sonya Ludner
(Kuritska)


S. was born in 1899 in Vilna, Polish Lithuania, into a Chasidic family.

Her father was a cantor and a teacher.

In addition, her mother was a teacher of Hebrew in a local Hebrew gymnasium.

In the family there were many learned people and scholars.

[Bet] Sam Ludner, who was connected with the Yiddish theatre, came to learn in Vilna. He was introduced to Sonya and they were married in 1916. She performed in the troupes of Zandberg, Kompaneyets, Samberg, Zeyderman-Kutner. At the end of the third year, she withdrew from the theatre.

In 1942 the Nazis, together with other Yiddish actors, deported them to Treblinka, where in 1943 she was killed.

Her daughter Molly (Lazar) was saved and was found herself in America.


Sh. E. from Molly Ludner-Lazar.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4783.
 

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