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Collection RC0884 - Hugo Sonnenschein (Sonka) collection

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Hugo Sonnenschein (Sonka) collection

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RC0884

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  • 1945-2010 (Creation)
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    Sonnenschein, Hugo (Sonka)

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21.5 cm of textual records
5 items

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Sonnenschein, Hugo (Sonka) (1889-1953)

Biographical history

Hugo Sonnenschein was born in Kyjov in what is now the Czech Republic in 1889. He wrote under the name of Sonka and his first book of poems was published in 1907 while he was a student in Vienna. During the First World War he served on the Balkan front, but was taken into custody for pacifist activities on several occasions. Following the war he turned to politics and founded the Red Guard as well as being active in the communist community, though he was later kicked out of the Communist Party. Die Legende vom weltverkommenen Sonka, was published in 1920, and is considered his major work. In 1943, he and his wife, Rosa, were sent to Auschwitz. He survived, but after the war he was accused of collaborating with the State Police and in 1947 sentenced to a twenty-year sentence. He died in 1953 in Mirov prison.

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The fonds consists of correspondence and writing by and about Sonka. It also includes some audio visual material related to his life.

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The material (2014-003) was donated by Ian Spenser in January 2014.

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Series 1 - Correspondence and writings of Hugo Sonnenschein /Sonka
Series 2 - Correspondence regarding Hugo Sonnenschein /Sonka
Series 3 - Articles and other material related to Hugo Sonnenschein /Sonka
Series 4 - Audio visual material

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A number of monographs were donated as part of the collection, they have been catalogue and added to the Division's collection. A listing can be found in the finding aid.

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RC0884

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