We have already received vouchers for rations for the working. Tomorrow we will get vouchers for a 0.5 kg of curd cheese. All of these shares, coupons, rations etc. seem as if they were injections given to the dying in order to extend their lives for a while. You will buy something, lick something, sometimes something to cook, sometimes you eat something with bread and once again there is emptiness in the house and in the stomach and once again we are waiting for a new ration.
Dawid Sierakowiak, 12th June 1942, Łódź
“The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak”, Warsaw 1960, diary from JHI’s collections