Z. was born in 1889 in Rava-Biala, Poland. Her father was a
lumber merchant. As a
child of three she went over with her parents to Lodz.
Here she learned in the private school of Cohen(?). Early
became a tailor.
Her artistic career began as
a chorus member in the singing union 'Harpe," then she
entered into the dramatic union "Dramatic Arts", where
she acted the part of "Pesenyu" in Gordin's "God,
Man and Devil." After withdrawing for a certain time
acting, she was associated once again with various dramatic
circles, until 1918 when she performed as a professional
actress, in the troupe of M.D. Waxman, where she acted
for a season.
She married the performer
Shlomo Kutner, acted during the 1926-27 season in
Rumania with Mazo, then in the Vilna Operetta Troupe (Kutner,
Kadish, Khash, Zayderman, Lerner et al), and she
remained acting in Riga for three-and-a-half years. Z.
acted then in Lodz, Vilna, and in the 1933-34 season in
Warsaw's Skala Theatre.
Z. often used to withdraw
her acting on the stage, especially in the time of Kutner's illness, when she was around him,
guarding him day and night.
When the Second World War
had broken out, she was found in Warsaw with her
husband. There -- as it went by Jonas Turkow --