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Mikhail Lev collection

Document | Accession Number: 2011.12 | RG Number: RG-68.118

The collection contains mainly literary archives of Mikhail Lev. Includes his correspondence with readers, colleagues, friends, Holocaust survivors, publishing houses and literary journals related to the research and publication of his works. Mikhail Lev dedicated his literary career to research about the Holocaust, heroism of the Jewish people during WWII and to the history of Sobibór death camp and uprising. The most important part of this collection is Mikhail Lev’s correspondence with Aleksandr Pecherskiy, leader of the Sobibór uprising and several other survivors from Sobibór, including original letters and correspondence between Aleksandr Pecherskiy and Sobibór survivors, Aleksandr Pecherskiy personal documents, his articles and publications, published and unpublished materials related to the history of Sobibór camp, Sobibór uprising and biography of Aleksandr Pecherskiy. Includes also a review of Mikail Lev’s books and articles published in newspapers and literary journals, texts of lectures and presentations, as well as drafts of manuscripts submitted for publication. In addition to Mikhail Lev’s personal archives, this collection also includes fragments of the personal archives of: Valentin Tomin, Soviet historian and journalist, author of the book about Sobibór published in the Soviet Union in 1964; M. Shulman: contains letters from Soviet Yiddish writers; I. Rabin; Yaakov Shterbnerg (1890 -1973), a Jewish poet: includes his letters, photographs, poems and journals and the magazines he was published. Also includes a personal diary of Mendel Rosengauz (1901-1982), a specialist in literature and culture in Yiddish; and contains literary work in Yiddish of Girsch Dobin (1905-2001), a survivor of Minsk ghetto.

1940-2008  (inclusive)
10 boxes
Credit Line
USHMM Permanent Collection. Purchased from Mikhail Lev, 2011.
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