Aranka Siegal Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains corrected typescripts and proofs for Siegel's two autobiographical novels about her experiences during and after World War II, "Upon the Head of the Goat and Grace in the Wilderness.
- circa 1981-1985
- Siegal, Aranka (Person)
Aranka Siegal was born June 10, 1930, in Beregszasz, Czechoslovakia. She grew up under the Nazi regime, and survived Auschwitz with one of her sisters, though the rest of her family was lost. Following the war she went to Sweden, then relocated to the United States. Eventually she wrote two autobiographical novels about her experiences under the Nazis, and both have received awards and honors, including a Newbery Honor for her first novel, Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungaryin 1982.
Biographical Source: "Aranka Siegal (1930-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 88. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1997.
.8 Cubic Feet (2 hollinger boxes)
Language of Materials
The collection contains photocopies and proofs for two books by Aranka Siegal.
Finding Aid arranged alphabetically by title.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Aranka Siegal.
- Authors -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Holocaust survivors -- Sweden -- Biography -- Juvenile literature Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Ukraine -- Berehove -- Personal narratives -- Juvenile literature Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Jews -- Sweden -- Biography -- Juvenile literature Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Jews -- Ukraine -- Berehove -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Aranka Siegal Papers, circa 1981-1985
- Jim Eyer
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- June 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
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