MARY BERG: “WARSAW GHETTO: A DIARY” FROM 1945May 12, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Posted in Art, Books, History, Judaica | Leave a comment
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
L.B. Fischer Publishing Corp.
©1944 by L.B. Fischer Publishing Corp.
New York, NY