Register of the E. E. Gopshtein Papers

Prepared by Natasha Porfirenko
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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Register of the E. E. Gopshtein Papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Prepared by:
Natasha Porfirenko
Date Completed:
2000
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Descriptive Summary

Title: E. E. Gopshtein papers,
Date (inclusive): 1916-1981
Collection number: 93068
Creator: Gopshtein, E. E.
Collection Size: 9 manuscript boxes (3.7 linear feet)
Repository: 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.
Language: Russian.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], E. E. Gopshtein Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired.

Alternative Form Available

Also available on microfilm (14 reels).

Accruals

Increments may have been received since this finding aid was prepared. Please check Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat  to find the full extent of the collection.

Biographical Note

1885 Born, Simferopol, Crimea
Before 1917 Worked for an insurance company and for the Azov-Don Bank
1917-1918 Manager, Finance Department, City of Simferopol
1918 Manager, Crimean Communal Bank
1941 December 11 – 1944 April 13 Lived in a hiding place during the German occupation of Simferopol
1960 Died

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.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Ukraine--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
Publishers and publishing--Ukraine--Crimea.
Crimea (Ukraine)--Biography.
Art--Ukraine--Crimea.
Jews--Ukraine--Simferopol'.
Simferopol' (Ukraine)--History.
World War, 1939-1945--Ukraine--Simferopol'.
Ukraine--History--German occupation, 1941-1944.
Ukraine.
Russia (Federation)
Soviet Union.
World War, 1939-1945.
Crimea (Ukraine)--History.


Series Description

box 1

Biographical File, 1944-1981.

Scope and Content Note

Biographical account, clippings, correspondence, and interview, arranged alphabetically by physical form
box 1

Diaries, 1938-1953.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically
box 2-6

Bibliographies, 1930-1957?

Scope and Content Note

Bibliographies of publications on the history and people of the Crimea, arranged first by city and region of publication and then chronologically by title of bibliography
box 7-9

Writings, 1916-1937?

Scope and Content Note

Articles, drafts of unpublished books, and histories, arranged chronologically by title
box 9

Photographs, 1928.

Scope and Content Note

Six prints depicting different Jewish religious symbols and a fragment of a Synagogue

Container List

Box 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1944-1981

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Biographical account of Gopshtein's life in Simferopol during the German occupation of the city, 1941-1944, published in The Black Book: The Ruthless Murder of Jews by German-Fascist Invaders Throughout the Temporarily-Occupied Regions of the Soviet Union and in the Death Campus of Poland During the War 1941-1945 , Holocaust Library, New York, 1981, pp. 369-372.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy of English and Russian versions
Box/Folder 1 : 2-3

Clippings, 1956-1959

Box/Folder 1 : 4-5

Correspondence between Gopshtein's son, Aleksander E. Gopshtein, and the Krymskaia Oblastnaia Biblioteka (Crimea Region Library), relating to the disposal of E. E. Gopshtein's writings, 1965-1975

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Interview, Simferopol, 1944 August 16.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
 

DIARIES, 1938-1953.

Scope and Content Note

"Iz starykh bumag: Obryvki zapisok simferopolskogo obyvatelia, sovremennika sovetskoi vlasti i Vtoroi mirovoi voiny" (From Old Papers: Scrap Notes of a Simferopol Inhabitant, Contemporary of Soviet Power and World War II). Holograph
Box/Folder 1 : 7-9

1938-1942 (part 3)

Box/Folder 1 : 10

1943-1953 (part 4)

Box/Folder 2 : 1-3

1943-1953 (part 4)

 

BIBLIOGRAPHIES, 1930-1957?

 

General

Box/Folder 2 : 4

General.

Scope and Content Note

Indexes of Gopshtein's bibliographies, 1930-1954
Box/Folder 2 : 5

Military publications, 1933

 

Serials, 1942-1944

Box/Folder 2 : 6-8

General

 

Cities

Box/Folder 2 : 9-10

Alushta

Box/Folder 2 : 11-12

Balaklava

Box/Folder 2 : 13-14

Bakhchisarai

Box/Folder 2 : 15-16

Dzhankoi

Box/Folder 2 : 17-18

Evpatoriia

Box/Folder 3 : 1-2

Feodosiia

Box/Folder 3 : 3-4

Karasubazar

Box/Folder 3 : 5

Kerch

Box/Folder 3 : 6-7

Sevastopol

Box/Folder 3 : 8-10

Simferopol

Box/Folder 3 : 11-12

Staryi Krym

Box/Folder 3 : 13-14

Yalta

 

Regions

Box/Folder 3 : 15

Ak-Mechetskii

Box/Folder 3 : 16

Biiuk-Onlarskii

Box/Folder 3 : 17

Fraidovskii

Box/Folder 3 : 18

Ichkerskii

Box/Folder 3 : 19

Ishunskii

Box/Folder 3 : 20

Kalaiskii

Box/Folder 3 : 21

Kirovskii

Box/Folder 3 : 22

Krasno-Perekopskii

Box/Folder 3 : 23

Kuibyshevskii

Box/Folder 3 : 24

Larindorfskii

Box/Folder 3 : 25

Leninskii

Box/Folder 3 : 26

Maiak-Salynskii

Box/Folder 3 : 27

Sakskii

Box/Folder 3 : 28

Seitlerskii

Box/Folder 4 : 1

Sudakskii

Box/Folder 4 : 2

Telmanskii

Box/Folder 4 : 3

Zuiskii

Box/Folder 4 : 4

Unpublished works

Box/Folder 4 : 5

Miscellaneous

Box/Folder 4 : 6-13

"Liudi Kryma: Alfavitnyi perechen biograficheskikh i bibliograficheskikh dannykh" (Alphabetical List of Biographical and Bibliographic Data on People of the Crimea), n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 5 : 1-7

"Liudi Kryma: Alfavitnyi perechen biograficheskikh i bibliograficheskikh dannykh" (Alphabetical List of Biographical and Bibliographic Data on People of the Crimea), n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 6 : 1-4

"Liudi Kryma: Alfavitnyi perechen biograficheskikh i bibliograficheskikh dannykh" (Alphabetical List of Biographical and Bibliographic Data on People of the Crimea), n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 6 : 5

"Ob odnoi staroi knige: Bibliograficheskaia zametka" (About an Old Book: Bibliographical Note), 1928.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 6 : 6

"Istoriko-bibliograficheskoe opisanie statistiko-ekonomicheskikh obsledovanii byvshei Tavricheskoi gubernii i Kryma: Konets 18 veka, 19 i pervoe desiatiletie 20 veka" (Historical Description of the Statistical Economic Research of the Former Tavriia Region and the Crimea), 1954.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 6 : 7-8

"Bibliografiia istorii revoliutsionnogo dvizheniia i sobytii pervoi i vtoroi rossiiskikh revoliutsii v Krymu, " (History of the Revolutionary Movement and Events of the First and Second Russian Revolutions in the Crimea, 1830-1957), 1957?

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box 7

WRITINGS, 1916-1937?

Box/Folder 7 : 1

"Grifony v iskusstve sinagog Kryma: K ikonografii tavricheskikh sinagog" (Elements of Biblical Archeology in the Arts of Tavriia Synagogues), n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 7 : 2

"Na starom evreiskom kladbishche v Simferopole vesnoi 1934 goda" (In the Old Jewish Cemetery in Simferopol in Spring of 1934), n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 7 : 3

"Pogovorki, poslovitsy, rugan i prokliatiia evreiskogo naseleniia goroda Simferopolia: K materialam po folkloru evreev v SSSR" (Sayings, Proverbs, and Swear Phrases of the Jewry in the City of Simferopol before World War I: Materials on the Folklore of Jews in the USSR), n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 7 : 4

"Evreiskie narodnye kartinki" (Jewish Folk Pictures), Jewish Life, 1916 July 31.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 7 : 5-10

"Revolutsiia v Krymu: Epizodicheskaia khronika, v ocherkakh i nastroeniiakh voennoi, obshchestvenno-politicheskoi, kulturnoi i bytovoi zhizni v Krymu v gody revolutsii" (History of the Russian Revolution in the Crimea, 1917-1937), 1937? (parts 1 and 2)

Box/Folder 8 : 1-5

"Revolutsiia v Krymu: Epizodicheskaia khronika, v ocherkakh i nastroeniiakh voennoi, obshchestvenno-politicheskoi, kulturnoi i bytovoi zhizni v Krymu v gody revolutsii" (History of the Russian Revolution in the Crimea, 1917-1937), 1937? (parts 1 and 2)

Box/Folder 9 : 1-2

"Revolutsiia v Krymu: Epizodicheskaia khronika, v ocherkakh i nastroeniiakh voennoi, obshchestvenno-politicheskoi, kulturnoi i bytovoi zhizni v Krymu v gody revolutsii" (History of the Russian Revolution in the Crimea, 1917-1937), 1937? (parts 1 and 2)

 

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1928

Box/Folder 9 : 3

2 photographs depicting different Jewish religious symbols made out of wood and iron

Box/Folder 9 : 4

4 photographs depicting one fragment of a Synagogue