It is interesting that because of MacDonald’s visit, they removed beggars, street traders and others from the streets in the ghetto. The streets which the delegation was to go through were carefully cleared. [...] A few days ago those [Germans] were distributing bread, cigarettes from the tracks; of course it was all photographed. [...]
Madman Rubinstein, originally from Lodz, is walking on the streets with a new repertoire: „I do not need that world, I do not need that world, I need Rozawelt” (after Roosevelt’s famous speech). He requests [food] coupons from the dead carried on a bicycle carriage (new invention of king of the dead Pinkert).
Emanuel Ringelblum, 23rd March, 1941, WarsawE. Ringelblum „The Chronicle of the Warsaw Ghetto”, Warsaw 1988; diary from the JHI’s collections, the Ringelblum Archive; translated from Yiddish by A. RutkowskiA. Rutkowski