Today, we redeemed vouchers for three rations for workers as well as salad and curd cheese for three people. Mom still did not get her coupons. Apparently, she’s not going to get any. Father requested to have a fair share of sugar and butter weighed for him, but Nadzia and I shared with our mother. In terms of weighing and distribution, it is getting stricter and stricter in the apartment. Obviously, the biggest trouble is with father, who, if possible, is deceiving everybody and thinks that he is the one being deceived the most.
Dawid Sierakowiak, 21st June 1942, Łódź
“The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak”, Warsaw 1960, diary from JHI’s collections