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Buchenwald Camp Song: Papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 1509
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Buchenwald Camp Song: Papers
Date(s): 1996
Level of description: Collection level (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Marmorek | W


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.


Scope and content/abstract:

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.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English and German

System of arrangement:


Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Finding aids:

Detailed description on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Marmorek, W.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
March 2008

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