Abraham Lewin’s Diary

In this court building [in Leszno Street] take place meetings of Christian husbands with their Jewish wives remaining in the ghetto and vice-versa.

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In this court building [in Leszno Street] take place meetings of Christian husbands with their Jewish wives remaining in the ghetto and vice-versa: Christian wives with their husbands, Jews, who remained in the ghetto. Some man who was a witness to such meetings told me about them. There is a lot of human tragedy and suffering in them. A Christian woman comes in and passionately kisses her husband-Jew and gives him a package with provisions. They talk for a few minutes, walk aside, kiss again and split. He goes to the ghetto and she goes to the “Aryan” side of Warsaw.

 

Will the next generations believe that’s what the everyday life looked like in 1942?

 

Abraham Lewin, 3rd of June 1942, Warsaw.

 

A. Lewin, “Diary of the Warsaw Ghetto”, JHI Biulletin no. 19–20 1956; diary from JHI’s collections; translated from Yiddish by A. Rutkowski.

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