Sara Ginaite-Rubinson papers
The Sara Ginaite-Rubinson papers contain photographs and documents relating to her family and the time she served as a partisan fighter in Lithuania during World War II. The photographs consist mainly of her family members, with some depicting Sara during her time fighting in the “Death to Occupiers” partisan group. Also included are documents concerning her relative Zlata Ginaite, photocopies of primary documents she discovered while researching the Lithuanian resistance movement, and correspondence with museums regarding her research. Also included is a copy of the Yiddish newspaper, Letzte Najes.
The Sara Ginaite-Rubinson papers contain documents pertaining to Sara’s family and her time as a partisan fighter during World War II. The photographs consist mainly of family members, but also has several photos of Sara’s time in the Rudninkai Forest serving with the “Death to Occupiers” partisan group. A certificate from the Soviet Army, dating from that time period and which certifies that Sara Ginaite served as a partisan fighter during World War II, is also included. Years later, Sara Ginaite-Rubinson conducted research both on her family and of the Lithuanian resistance movement, and the collection contains photocopies of primary and secondary documents that she discovered during her research. Included are copies of documents that pertain to her relative, Zlata Ginaite, including her marriage certificate, Belgian identification card, and school diploma. Another item belonging to a relative is the student identification card for Liova Viravicius. Other photocopies are of instructions to members of the “Anti-fascist Organization” and a brief history of the Kovno occupation, both in Lithuanian. Related to this research, the collection also contains correspondence sent from Ginaite-Rubinson to museum curators concerning her research, with one letter from Leningrad and written in Russian. Also included is a copy of the Yiddish newspaper Letzte Najes, which has an article from 2005 concerning Yehuda Beylis, a Jewish police officer who assisted Jewish children in escaping the Kovno ghetto.
1 oversize folder
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Sara Ginaitė-Rubinsonienė
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Also in This Collection
1 lithograph of Kovno ghetto by artist Esther Lurie
Consists of two photographs from the collection of Dr. Sara Ginaite. Includes one photograph of Fanute Grunskaite, Sara Ginaite and Rebecca Giniene, taken in Kaunas, Lithuania, between 1934-1936. Franute Grunskaite was later recognized by Yad Vashem as Righteous Among the Nations for saving Tania Viroviciene during the war. Also includes one portrait of Misha Rubinsonas, a member of the Kovno ghetto resistance movement.