Scope and Content Note
Title: E. E. Gopshtein papers,
Date (inclusive): 1916-1981
Collection number: 93068
Gopshtein, E. E.
9 manuscript boxes
(3.7 linear feet)
Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Diaries, and historical, biographical and bibliographical writings, relating to the history of the Crimea, especially during
the period from the Russian Revolution to the 1950s; the history of publishing in the Crimea during this period; notable persons
of the Crimea, especially artists; the Jewish community of Simferopol'; and the German occupation of Simferopol' during World
War II. Includes some later correspondence relating to the writings of E. E. Gopshtein.
Collection is open for research.
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Also available on microfilm (14 reels).
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||Born, Simferopol, Crimea
||Worked for an insurance company and for the Azov-Don Bank
||Manager, Finance Department, City of Simferopol
||Manager, Crimean Communal Bank
|1941 December 11 – 1944 April 13
||Lived in a hiding place during the German occupation of Simferopol
Scope and Content Note
The papers of Evsei Efimovich Gopshtein were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1993 from his granddaughter Margaret
A. Hopstein and from Leonid Hmelevsky, III. They represent only part of his archives, as some papers were destroyed during
World War II and others are in Moscow. As for the very large library on the Crimea that Gopshtein had collected, it was stolen
during the war.
Gopshtein was the only one out of 14,000 Jews in Simferopol to survive the killings and deportations when his city came under
German occupation, hiding as he did in the one-room apartment of a friend for twenty-eight months. (Gopshtein had asked for
her help because he had hidden her cousin, a White Russian Vrangel army officer, from the Bolsheviks some twenty years before.)
An account of that experience, as well as an interview he gave in August 1944, can be found in the biographical file. Also
important are Gopshtein's diaries, of which the Archives holds those parts that cover the war period.
But the bulk of the collection consists of his bibliographical work and writings. Gopshtein was an avid bibliographer and
historian, and compiled many bibliographies of publications relating to the history and people of the Crimea, primarily to
its Jewish population.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.
Publishers and publishing--Ukraine--Crimea.
World War, 1939-1945--Ukraine--Simferopol'.
Ukraine--History--German occupation, 1941-1944.
World War, 1939-1945.