1872 - 1943
The singer and actor Louis Treumann was born as Alois Pollitzer in Vienna. He belonged to the great stars around Franz Léhar and had an enormous success in Germany.
He started his career at the theater from the bottom up. After first jobs behind the stage followed first roles at smaller theaters in Germany and Austria. The breakthrough followed in 1902 with his engagement at the Carltheater in Franz Léhar's play "Rastelbinder" at Mizzi Günther's side.
He continued his stage career in the next years and increased his popularity. To the milestones of his career belong the world première of "Die lustige Witwe" (1905) in the role of Danilo.
Louis Treumann was not only famous as a gifted singer and actor but
also for his airs and graces which was often in his way.
Finally the situation quietened down and Louis Treumann changed to the "Johann-Strauss-Theater". Later followed appearances in Germany again but he often returned to Vienna, especially to appear in plays by Léhar.
Because of his great name recognition at the the theater he was also
engaged for some movies at the end of the 20's.
Afterwards he concentrated to the theater again but there should not
be much time for this goal.
It followed years of uncertainty and in this time he was often planned
for transports to concentration camps. But Franz Léhar could enforce
his influence several times to avoid such a transport. But finally he was
deported to Theresenstadt together with his wife. His wife died two months
later and Louis Treumann plunged into a depression.