Kadison (1906-2006) a native of Kovno (now Kaunas,
Lithuania), was a prominent Yiddish actress who performed
in Yiddish theatres all over the world.
During World War I, the Russians ordered
all Jews to leave Kovno within twenty-four hours. From there, she and her
family traveled by train to Vilna, where they began life anew. While
living there, Luba became a member of the
Vilna Troupe. She eventually married fellow actor
In a 1998 Martin Boris interview, Luba Kadison talked more
about Joseph Buloff, the Vilna Troupe, and how they decided to
come to the United States.
Listen to it.