Betty M. Burger
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Scope and Contents
Betty Burger's papers are primarily concerned with the case of Simas Kudirka, a Lithuanian sailor who attempted to defect to the United States in 1970 and was sent to a Siberian labor camp, gaining his release after four years due to the efforts of Burger, Illinois Senator Robert Hanrahan, and Lithuanian-American groups. The papers include notes of phone conversations concerning the case, as well as a 1973 book about the case by Algis Ruksenas.
- Creation: 1973-2009
- From the Collection: Burger, Betty M., 1920-2007 (Person)
From the Collection: 2.50 linear inches
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English