Ike Diamond papers
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Stan Mansbach
The Ike Diamond papers include his 1934 Polish identification card, a 1946 passport entry indicating Diamond could enter Venezuela, and his 1939-1945 diary describing the outbreak of war, his confinement in the Warsaw ghetto, his escape, hiding on a farm in Otrębusy, and liberation. He appears to have begun his diary while in hiding in May 1943, so the descriptions of fall 1939 through summer 1943 are written as chapters in the past tense while entries beginning September 1, 1943 are written as diary entries in the present tense. The first half of the diary describes hardships during the invasion, persecution of Jews, Star of David armbands, poverty and starvation in the ghetto, charitable efforts within the ghetto, liquidation, the Warsaw ghetto uprising, escape, and hiding. The second half primarily documents the progress of the war and Diamond’s impatience for liberation.
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