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Author Sukys, Julija.
Title Epistolophilia : writing the life of Ona Simaite / Julija Sukys.
Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2012.

Author Sukys, Julija.
Subject Simaite, Ona, 1894-1970.
Simaite, Ona, 1894-1970 -- Correspondence.
Simaite, Ona, 1894-1970 -- Diaries.
Biography -- Authorship.
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust -- Lithuania -- Vilnius -- Biography.
Holocaust survivors -- Lithuania -- Vilnius -- Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Lithuania -- Vilnius.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue -- Lithuania -- Vilnius.
Librarians -- Lithuania -- Vilnius -- Biography.
Vilnius (Lithuania) -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 217 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-217).
Contents pt. 1. The Woman in the Park -- Vilnius -- Correspondence -- Ona Simaite's Letters to Marijona Cilvinaite, 1957-1958 -- Caregiving and Letters -- pt. 2. A Childhood Tale -- Russian Letters -- Everyday Writings -- pt. 3. Ghetto -- Mowszowicz -- Letters to Kazys Jakubenas, 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.
Note Print version record.
Summary 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 hide, and even sedated children swathed in sacks. In 1944 she was captured by the Gestapo, tortured for twelve days, and deported to Dachau. Through Epistolophilia, Julija Sukys fol.
ISBN 9780803240308 (electronic bk.)
0803240309 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613664457
OCLC # 792741484
Additional Format Print version: Sukys, Julija. Epistolophilia. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2012 9780803236325 (DLC) 2011030426 (OCoLC)744977253

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