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Author Šukys, Julija.

Title Epistolophilia : writing the life of Ona Šimaitė / Julija Šukys
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2012]
©2012
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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
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 Šukys fol
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-217)
Notes Print version record
Subject Šimaitė, Ona, 1894-1970 -- Correspondence.
Šimaitė, Ona, 1894-1970 -- Diaries.
Šimaitė, Ona, 1894-1970.
Biography -- Authorship.
Holocaust survivors -- Lithuania -- Vilnius -- Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Lithuania -- Vilnius.
Librarians -- Lithuania -- Vilnius -- Biography.
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust -- Lithuania -- Vilnius -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue -- Lithuania -- Vilnius.
Vilnius (Lithuania) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Diaries.
Records and correspondence.
Biographies.
Personal correspondence.
Diaries.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0803240309 (electronic bk.)
9780803240308 (electronic bk.)