Paszkier kept his word and mom really works in the city district kitchen peeling fruit and vegetables. She works about 14–15 hours a day, the salary is from 20 to 25 RM [Reichsmark] a month. The thing is that the workers get in the kitchen two proper soups a day for free, certainly without the need of ration stamps. At least mom won’t be starving and we will have it better at home.
Dawid Sierakowiak, 5th May 1941, Łódź
“Dawid Sierakowiak’s diary”, Warsaw 1960, diary from JHI’s collection