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modern Hebrew literature. These collections contain much val­
uable hitherto unpublished materials about writers. Included
in their pages are varied items, such as autobiographies, man­
uscript writings, diaries and correspondence.
Among the Institute’s publications is a volume entitled
Ivrim Shenispu Ba-Shoah
(Hebrew Writers Who Perished in the
Holocaust), which appeared as an augmented issue o f
in 1973. It contains biographical information about 63
poets, novelists, critics and scholars who died in the ghettos and
concentration camps. The information about each author in­
cludes pictures, representative selections from his writings and
various documents.
The scope of Genazim’s interests is evident from the following
description of its activities:
Bibliographical Listing:
As indicated, the maintaining of a bib­
liographical record for each author is a primary aim of the In ­
stitute. A card file of publications of both books and articles
is kept up to date not only for authors in Israel but also through­
out the world. It is both retroactive to the days of Moshe Hayyim
Luzzatto and inclusive of current writers. The bibliographical
catalogue contains some 4,500,000 cards.
Individual Cards:
Separate cards are kept for each author, on
which there is a record of his dates, literary awards, recordings
and the like. A special file is of aid in identifying literary pseu­
Newspaper Clippings:
Files are maintained for clippings, re­
views, news items and evaluations of authors. These are avail­
able for reproduction.
Photo Collection:
The Institute has photos of authors covering
various periods of their lives. The collection numbers many
thousands of items and is of historical importance.
The Institute has an ongoing program of record­
ing interviews with authors and maintains a library of these rec­
Personal Questionnaires:
The Institute maintains a file of per­
sonal questionnaires which help to provide first-hand informa­
tion on various authors.
Archival Collections:
The Institute houses some 1,250 archival