More and more common view on the streets of the ghetto are big lorries with hobnailed boots, old German greatcoats and other products or raw matrials piled up on them. This is the ghetto working at full speed for the bloody occupant. Jewish tailors en mass and endlessly are sawing greatcoats, warm pants lined with fur and hats filled with felt. All this is being prepared for winter, so that German [...] won’t freeze on the Russian front. Production in the ghetto in so called workshops, factories run by Germans in which only Jews are employed and complete orders from the German government, increased, as rumor has it, from two million złotys per month at the beginning of the year to 12 milion złotys last month.
Warsaw, 8th of July 1942.
Adam Lewin, Varsovian teacher and a member of „Oneg Shabbat” – clandestine organization documenting the fate of Jews in German occupied Poland.
Adam Lewin, Dziennik, ed. II, Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw 2016, s. 158.
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