Buchenwald Camp Song: Papers

Scope and Content

Correspondence, 1996, on The Buchenwald Poem , chiefly comprising numerous versions of the poem in English with covering letters and a letter from Gary Wollner (formerly Gerhardt Wollner), to whom the poem was dedicated, explaining how and why the poem was written.

Administrative / Biographical History

The papers in this collection pertain to a competition organised by W Marmorek to create the best English translation of a poem originally written in German concerning life in Buchenwald concentration camp.

Marmorek was originally asked to help out with the translation by a friend and former inmate of Buchenwald. He placed an advertisement in the AJR Newsletter offering a prize for the best translation.



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Acquisition Information

Marmorek, W.

Other Finding Aids

Detailed description on the Wiener Library's online catalogue www.wienerlibrary.co.uk.

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

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