A seventeen-year old son of Hochman was hit with iron on his head and died on the spot. Mother visits the grave every day, father, however, has devoted himself completely to helping the poor. He squeezes money out of the rich. He has organized a honorary raiding party, which blocks an apartment until they pay the [designated] amount. He leads the refugees into the flats, etc. He is just the most beautiful epitome of justified anger against the rich, who do not fulfil their obligations towards the poor.
Emanuel Ringelblum, 22nd, 1941, Warsaw
E. Ringelblum „The Chronicle of the Warsaw Ghetto”, Warsaw 1988; diary from the JHI’s collections, the Ringelblum Archive; translated from Yiddish by A. Rutkowski