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Masha Rolnikaite papers

Document | Accession Number: 2006.436.1

Papers of Masha Rolnikaite (1927-2016) [M. (Mashe), Rolniḳayṭe], Holocaust survivor, the Lithuanian-born chronicler of the Holocaust. The papers was donated in two parts. The first part, donated in 2006, consists of one notebook containing poetry and song lyrics composed by Masha Rolnikaite, in Yiddish, while in the Vilnius (Vilna) ghetto. After her liberation from the Strasdenhof concentration camp, Masha found a notebook in the house in which she was recuperating and wrote the songs she had composed from memory.

The second part, donated in 2016, consists of correspondence (including letters from Mikhail Lev), diaries, notes, manuscripts, speeches, news clippings, albums, photographs, slides and other materials, concerning the life and literary career of Masha Rolnikaite.

Masha Rolnikaite best known work was her account of her time spent in the Vilnius ghetto, titled Я должна рассказать [ I︠A︡ dolzhna rasskazat], English “I Must Tell”.

1945-2006  (creation)
14 boxes
7 oversize boxes
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Record last modified: 2018-06-07 09:48:05
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