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Mikhail Lev collection

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

The Mikhail Lev collection consists of the writings, research materials, and correspondence of the Yiddish language author Mikhail Lev. The collection also includes items from the personal archives of Josef Rabin, Yaakov Shternberg, Moini Shulman, and Aharon Yeyman, as well as the diary of Mendel Rosengauz; literary works by Girsch Dobin (1905-2001), a survivor of the Minsk ghetto; and photocopies of drawings from the Ravensbrück concentration camp.

The collection consists of Mikhail Lev’s correspondence with readers, colleagues, friends, Holocaust survivors, other Yiddish writers, publishing houses, and literary journals related to the research and publication of his works. Also included are manuscripts, research materials, and newspaper clippings of Mikhail Lev’s writing related to the Holocaust, the heroism of the Jewish people during World War II, the history of the Sobibór concentration camp, and the Sobibór uprising.

The collection also consists of materials relating to Alexsander Pechersky, the leader of the Sobibór uprising, and several other survivors from Sobibór concentration camp. These materials include correspondence, personal documents, and writings, both published and unpublished, relating to the Sobibór concentration camp. Also included are materials relating to Valentin Tomin, a Soviet historian and journalist, who wrote a book about Sobibór published in the Soviet Union in 1964; M. Shulman and letters from Soviet Yiddish writers; Yaakov Shterbnerg (1890 -1973), a Jewish poet; the personal diary of Mendel Rosengauz (1901-1982), a specialist in literature and culture in Yiddish; and the literary work in Yiddish of Girsch Dobin (1905-2001), a survivor of Minsk ghetto.

inclusive:  1940-2008
7 boxes
19 oversize folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 17:50:07
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