Mary Berg’s diary

This is my second spring in the ghetto. In the vegetable wagons in the streets one sees only dirty turnips and last year carrots.

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This is my second spring in the ghetto. In the vegetable wagons in the streets one sees only dirty turnips and last year carrots. Next to them are wagons full of stinking fish; tiny little fish in a state of decay. A pound of them costs one zloty. These fish now constitute the most important article of food in the ghetto. It is the only one that the Germans allow to be sold freely. 

Marmalade is made of carrots and beets sweetened with saccharine. "Honey” is made of yellow-brown molasses. The only virtue of this product is its natural sweetness. But a piece of bread with such honey is far beyond the reach of most people.

M. Berg, Warsaw ghetto a diary by Mary Berg”, New York 1945, s. 59 - 60; oprac. S. L. Shneiderman, na angielski przełożyli N. Guterman i S. Glass

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