Lavritch, Sophie Bentkowski (1905-)

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Lavritch, Sophie Bentkowski (1905-)

Editor and writer on parapsychological subjects. She was born on May 8, 1905, in St. Petersburg, Russia, and studied at the University of Paris Law School (Licencié en droit, 1926). She was editorial director of the journal Initiation et Science, and from 1945 to 1946 was welfare officer at the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.

Lavritch described her experimental studies in clairvoyance in the article "La Voyance: Ses limites et ses erreurs" (Clairvoyance: Its limits and errors) in Initiation et Science (no. 49). She wrote under the names of Sophie Bentkowski, Sonia Bent-kowski-Lavritch, and Sophie de Trabeck.


Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology. New York: Helix Press, 1964.

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