Dawid Sierakowiak’s Diary

We already know how much Matzo will cost. 2.5kg of Matzo.

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We already know how much Matzo will cost. 2.5kg of Matzo (a portion for 1 person for 8 days of Passover) costs as much as 3 Rm [Reichsmark] 25 Pf [Pfennigs]. It is only rye flour. It is obvious that for holiday we will buy bread even though mom, for sentimental-religious reasons, would prefer Matzo; a budget of an illegal worker does not allow for that. Anyway, we also sell bread to buy food rations. Starvation diet during holiday will be the same as everyday one.

Dawid Sierakowiak, 7th April, 1941, Łódź

 

„Dawid Sierakowiak’s Diary”, Warsaw 1960; diary from the JHI’s collections

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