MARY BERG: “WARSAW GHETTO: A DIARY” FROM 1945

May 12, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Posted in Art, Books, History, Judaica | Leave a comment

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In the classic work “Warsaw Ghetto Diary” by Mary Berg, the entry for July 12, 1940 describes how the Jews of the Lodz and Warsaw ghettos attempted to understand what was happening to them in terms of Polish literary classics by Mickiewicz, Slowacki and Wyspianski, quoting Wyspianski’s classic play “Wesele” from 1901:

Uncouth yokel, you had a golden horn.

Now what is left you is only a rope. …

(page 33, “Warsaw Ghetto Diary,” 1945 edition)

Warsaw Ghetto: A Diary

by Mary Berg

edited by S.L. Shneiderman

Published: 1945

L.B. Fischer Publishing Corp.

©1944 by L.B. Fischer Publishing Corp.
L.B. Fischer
New York, NY

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