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Excerpts from a Diary

Post by Jeffk 1970 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:38 pm

This popped up in my Facebook feed today. The Smithsonian released excerpts from a diary. The last entry is right before the girl is deported:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/ ... 180970536/
“They say..that in Slonim they gathered in the town square 14,000 people...and all were machine-gunned. I ask you, is it possible to believe such a thing?...How can the world remain silent? It is probably not true.”
Calel Perechodnik, Polish Jew, 1942

https://twitter.com/jonronson/status/10 ... 24832?s=21

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Re: Excerpts from a Diary

Post by Statistical Mechanic » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:35 pm

thanks, interesting stuff; I also came across this: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/24/obit ... ooked.html

(I ordered the Renia Spiegel diary you linked to, not the 1983 Rose Zar book though.)
. . . all right we are two nations America our nation has been beaten by strangers who have bought the laws and fenced off the meadows and cut down the woods for pulp and turned our pleasant cities into slums and sweated the wealth out of our people . . . but do they know that the old words of the immigrants are being renewed in blood and agony tonight . . . the language of the beaten nation is not forgotten in our ears tonight

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Re: Excerpts from a Diary

Post by Jeffk 1970 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:07 am

I think this might be worth a read. I may get it at some point.
“They say..that in Slonim they gathered in the town square 14,000 people...and all were machine-gunned. I ask you, is it possible to believe such a thing?...How can the world remain silent? It is probably not true.”
Calel Perechodnik, Polish Jew, 1942

https://twitter.com/jonronson/status/10 ... 24832?s=21