Abraham Lewin’s Diary

The behavior of Jewish women during the „round-up” and them saving a young Jewish student.

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The behavior of Jewish women during the „round-up” and them saving a young Jewish student, a valuable person, our colleague, Fl deserves the attention. He was caught in Komitetowa Street, packed into the bus of the company „Con-Heller,” and was being taken to the collection point. In Ciepła street, a several young men jumped out through a small window. Also, Fl. jumped out and attempted to flee. A Jewish policeman started chasing him. He ran to the gate. The women, simple women, began to struggle with the officer, who punched one of them in the face. He grabbed Fl firmly and took him out of the gate. On the street, the women, whose number had meanwhile increased, attacked the policeman again. When he was fighting with the women, Fl., took the advantage of the situation and escaped. Be blessed the Jewish women who saved the man.

Abraham Lewin, 31st May 1942, Warsaw.

A. Lewin, “A Diary of the Warsaw Ghetto”, Biuletyn ŻIH no 19–20 1956; diary from JHI collection; Translated from Yiddish by A. Rutkowski 

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