There is still a threat of a German-Soviet conflict. Apparently, the Germans made demands and the Soviets are willing to make concessions, but the Germans’ demands are too big (they want Baku, Ukraine and military aid). The Communist Party, however, is trying by all means to prevent the war. And I, such an egoist, I wish this war. Because I have this stupid hope that it would liberate me. Anyway, the anti-Communist course in the ghetto has been resumed. We constantly get warnings from kind people. Our work is still being interrupted.
Dawid Sierakowiak, 18th June 1941, Łódź
“The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak”, Warsaw 1960, diary from JHI’s collections