Abba Kovner collection (RG-95-61) = אבא קובנר, ארכיון אישי

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Source of acquisition is the Hashomer Hatzair Archives, Yad Yaari, Israel, Record Group 95-61. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the collection from the Hashomer Hatzair Archives Yad Yaari, Israel, via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Project in July 2014.

Scope and Content

Personal archives of Abba Kovner (1918-1987) consists of correspondence, drafts, letters, interviews, essays, newspapers clippings on Jewish resistance, partisans, Vilno ghetto , articles on Holocaust, Israeli society, religion, ethics; poems and their English translations. Also includes a catalog for Aba Kovner's personal archive with detailed finding aid. A separate series of the collection contains 125 audio recordings of Abba Kovner from 1961-1987 and includes testimonies (partially from Eichmann trial), speeches, interviews, radio programs from Israel National broadcasting, songs written by Abba Kovner, and poetry recitations.


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