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Dawid Sierakowiak diary

Document | Accession Number: 1999.93.1.1-3 | RG Number: RG-10.247

Contains the diary written in the Łódź ghetto by a teenager, Dawid Sierakowiak. The diary describes horrific conditions of the Łódź ghetto under the Nazi occupation and Rumkowski leadership. David Sierakowiak chronicles political situations, social conditions, family relationships, and his physical and emotional downfall. He writes in grief about the deportation of his mother; his father's death, disease, exhaustion and starvation; his little sister Nadzia's sufferings; and his own eventual loss of strength and decline towards death. The writing starts on Wednesday, June 28, 1939, and continues through Thursday, April 15, 1943. Dawid died on August 8, 1943, two weeks after his nineteen birthday and four months after the last of his surviving notebooks broke off with the recognition: "There is really no way out of this."

Date
1939-1943  (inclusive)
Language
Polish
Genre/Form
Diaries.
Extent
3 notebooks.
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Record last modified: 2018-04-05 12:22:54
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