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Literary archives of poet Riva Naumovna Balyasnaya

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2010.347 | RG Number: RG-31.112

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    Contains selected records related to Riva Balyasnaya, Jewish Soviet poet. Incudes copies of her personal papers, poems, a biography, and critical reviews of her poetry. Includes also materials of criminal investigated case related to Balyasnaya‘s poetry; an interrogation in 1952; a review of her poetry by three philologists that indicates her ”anti-Soviet activity”; a statement from the hospital about her mental condition in 1954; and related materials. Riva Balyasnaya's poetry includes poems written during WWII and dedicated to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust and to Jewish resistance.
    inclusive:  1937-1977
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    Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Collection Creator
    Riva Balyasnaya
    Riva Balyasnaya was a Jewish Soviet poet (1910-1980). Riva Balayasnya was born in 1910, in Radomyshl, Zhitomir Region of Ukraine. Author of 15 poetry books published between 1934-1980 in Yiddish, Ukrainian in Russian.Riva Balyasnaya was arrested in 1952 for promoting “Jewish Nationalist and Zionist” ideas in her poetry and literary works. She was released from prison in 1954 and continued her literary work in Kyiv until her death in 1980.

    Physical Details

    47 digital files : PDF ; 103 MB .
    323 photocopies.
    11 folders

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    Conditions on Access
    This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing stations. No other access restrictions apply to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Publication by a third party requires a formal approval of the Judaica Institute in Kiev, Ukraine. Publication requires a mandatory citation of the original source.

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    Administrative Notes

    Source of acquisition is the Center for the Studies of History and Culture of East European Jewry (Judaica Center) of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kyiv, Ukraine. A part of the collection has been donated to the Judaica Institute in Kiev by the relatives of the author. The rest of the materials had been transferred to the Judaica Institute in Kiev from the other archives: The Central State Archives of the Public Organizations of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine (TsDAGO), Fond 263, opis 1, delo 44792-the criminal investigated case: interrogation in 1952; the Central State Archives of the Literature and Art (TsDALM) of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine- personal papers), and TsDALM, Fond 590, opis 2, delo 404-her poems, biography and critics reviews of her poetry. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the collection via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Project in Jan. 2011 and accretion in June 2017.
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