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 Bentkowski-Lavritch,
and Sophie de Trabeck.
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.