The mortality rate has reached catastrophic numbers. In April comparing to November, seven times more people died according to the statistical data. [...]
Recently, a lot of pulled rickshaws can be seen. Hundreds of young people make a living that way. Somebody has photographed a skinny lad pulling a rickshaw with a stout lady with a child. Last week (the beginning of May) a horrible accident took place. In Waliców, where there is a lot of traffic, a military car had to stop because of a rickshaw. A military man jumped out of the car and shot a Jew dead and injured a few others.
Emanuel Ringelblum, 9th May 1941, Warsaw
E. Ringelblum, “The Warsaw Ghetto Chronicle”, Warsaw, 1988; a journal from JHI’s collection, Ringelblum Archives; Translated from Yiddish by A. Rutkowski.