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 Vaynberg
(Karl)

She was born on 9 March 1888 in Odessa, Ukraine.

She completed a four-class governmental school and learned in a pro-gymnasium. After school she began to train her voice, and in 1905 she performed in the troupe of Meyerson. 

Afterwards V. acted, as a prima donna, with Kompaneyets, later several years with Sabsey, a single year with Genfer, three months with Kaminski and Kompaneyets, later a year with Sabsey. She put on and directed together his Schwartzbard, and she acted several seasons with Genfer and with Fishzon.

Afterwards two years with Lipovski, three months with Zandberg in Lodz, a season with Julius Adler and H. Serotsky in Lodz, and then at the Warsaw Central Theatre with Tselmeyster.

V. was the wife of director and composer Shmuel Vaynberg.

After her divorce, she withdrew from the stage and performed only at certain times.

According to Jonas Turkow, she was found in the Lodz Ghetto, where she was killed by the Nazis.
 

M. E. from Jonas Turkow.

  • "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre", New York, 1931, Vol. 1, p. 683.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 3780.
To see Sonya's first Lexicon biography in Vol. 1, please click here.
 

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