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Mary Berg diary publication papers

Document | Accession Number: 2017.371.1

The collection documents the initial publication of Warsaw Ghetto: A Diary by Mary Berg in 1945 and subsequent efforts by S.L. Shneiderman, the original editor and translator of the diary, his son Ben Shneiderman, and historian Susan Pentlin to republish the book. Included is correspondence and documents regarding various efforts to republish the diary, clippings, reviews, interview transcripts, manuscript fragments, photographs, and copies of writings regarding the diary.

Diary publication materials include copies of contracts and documents related to subsequent efforts to republish the diary, clippings, reviews, transcripts of interviews conducted with Mary Berg, and copies of writings by Susan Pentlin regarding the diary.

Correspondence includes letters exchanged by S.L. Shneiderman, Ben Shneiderman, Mary Berg, Susan Pentlin, and various attorneys and publishers. The correspondence between Mary Berg, S.L. Shneiderman, and Susan Pentlin includes early letters from Mary to S.L. in 1945 in Polish, and later letters regarding Mary’s desire to not see the diary republished. Other correspondence includes letters with attorneys and publishers regarding publishing rights.

The photographs include depictions of Mary circa 1945 and S.L. and Eileen circa 1992.

inclusive:  1944-2009
1 box
1 oversize folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Professor Ben Shneiderman
Record last modified: 2021-11-16 10:04:05
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