- Collection Summary
- The donation of 2006 consists of: 1 notebook [poetry and song lyrics composed by Masha Rolnikaite, in Yiddish, while in the Vilnius (Vilna) ghetto]
Provenance: 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 collection also includes an oral history interview conducted with Masha on July 16, 2006 by Bret Werb and Vadim Altskan. In the interview, which is in Russian, Masha discusses the notebook with song lyrics, her Holocaust experiences in Vilnius and in Strasdenhof, and her post-war literary career.
The donation of 2016 consist of:
20 boxes (documents, correspondence, photographs, albums, slides, newspapers)
1 box of visual materials: 6 video recordings, 7 sound recordings and 8 DVDs [interviews, radio broadcasts, lectures, short movies concerning the life and literary career of Rolnikaite (1927-2016)]
Books [were transferred to the Museum Library]
- Masha Rolnikaite donated this collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on July 16, 2006. In 2016, after death of Masha Rolnikaite, Vitaly V. Romanenko donated to the Musuem remaining archives from Masha Rolnikaite house.