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Lev F. Konson Letters

Identifier: MSE/REE 0007

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of personal letters (1974-1980) from L.F. Konson to his cousin, Maya Konson (b. 1931) and her family, who had immigrated to Israel in 1974.


  • Creation: 1974 - 1980


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Biographical / Historical

Lev Faitelevich Konson (1927– 2006) was a writer and Soviet political prisoner under Stalin. He was arrested in 1944 and served 11 years in the Gulag. Before immigrating to Israel in 1981, Konson lived in Moscow and worked at a variety of blue-collar jobs. In Israel he lived in Jerusalem and worked as a metal turner at Beit-Shemesh Engine Works. His collection of short stories about the Gulag, Kratkie povesti was published in Paris in 1983.


.5 cubic feet

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Natasha Lyandres
10 February 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Rare Books & Special Collections Repository

102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame IN 46556