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Epistolophilia : writing the life of Ona Šimaitė

Author: Julija Šukys
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The librarian walks the streets of her beloved Paris. An old lady with a limp and an accent, she is invisible to most. Certainly no one recognizes her as the warrior and revolutionary she was, when again and again she slipped into the Jewish ghetto of German-occupied Vilnius to carry food, clothes, medicine, money, and counterfeit documents to its prisoners. Often she left with letters to deliver, manuscripts to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Diaries
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Šukys, Julija.
Epistolophilia.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011030426
(OCoLC)744977253
Named Person: Ona Šimaitė; Ona Šimaitė; Ona Šimaitė; Ona Šimaitė
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julija Šukys
ISBN: 9780803240308 0803240309
OCLC Number: 792741484
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 217 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: pt. 1. The Woman in the Park --
Vilnius --
Correspondence --
Ona Simaite's Letters to Marijona Čilvinaitę, 1957-1958 --
Caregiving and Letters --
pt. 2. A Childhood Tale --
Russian Letters --
Everyday Writings --
pt. 3. Ghetto --
Mowszowicz --
Letters to Kazys Jakubėnas, 1941-1943 --
Destruction of the Ghetto --
pt. 4. Kazys --
Kazys's Death --
Alfonsas's Theory --
pt. 5. Catholicism, Sex, and Sin --
Mothering --
pt. 6. Ludelange --
Freedom --
Toulouse --
Letters to New York --
La Courtine --
pt. 7. The Ghetto Library --
Librarians --
Writing a Woman's Life --
pt. 8. Alduta --
Family Letters --
Soviet Schizophrenia --
Death in Vilnius --
Paris 1968 --
Single and Crazy --
pt. 9. Cormeilles --
October.
Responsibility: Julija Šukys.

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A giant of Holocaust history (one of Yad Vashem's honoured Righteous Among the Nations) and yet so little known.  Read more...

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"A mosaic of Simaite's life, Epistolophilia enables readers to create a three-dimensional person with the little information available."-Melanie Grondin, Montreal Review of Books -- Melanie Grondin * Read more...

 
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