Emanuel Ringelblum’s diary

Dozens of smugglers were eliminated tonight through the known process of dragging people from their homes and shooting them in the street.

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Dozens of smugglers were eliminated tonight through the known process of dragging people from their homes and shooting them in the street. The slaughter by the walls took place also this morning and last night. „Frankenstein”, disguised as a Jew, with an armband — shot, with a machine gun hidden in a bag, a few Jews. The same thing happened in other places, especially in the small ghetto, in the Krochmalna and Warm Street.

The plan to exterminate the Jews in Poland is apparently being executed in larger cities through starvation. They are doing it in Łódź. The same is beginning to happen now in Warsaw, where they [the occupiers] want, at all costs, to eliminate smuggling and thus force the Jewish people to be content with 7.5 decks of bread a day.

Emanuel Ringelblum, 10th June 1942, Warsaw.

 

Ringelblum, “Notes from the Warsaw Ghetto”, Warsaw, 1988; diary from JHI’s collections, Ringelblum Archives; Translated from Yiddish by A. Rutkowski.

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