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Five notebooks from the Lodz Getto By Dawid Sierakowiak Edited by Alan Adelson Translated by: Kamil Turowski (271 Pages)Publisher: Oxford University Press, 1998
After the liberation of the Lodz Ghetto, Dawid Sierakowial's notebooks were found stacked on a cookstove, ready to be burned for heat. Young Sierakowiak was one of more than 60,000 Jews who perished in that notorious urban slave camp, a man-made hell which was the longest surviving concentration of Jews in Nazi Europe. The diary comprises a remarkable legacy left to by its teenage author. It is one of the most fastidiously detailed accounts ever rendered of modern life in human bondage. The luxury of life was never returned to Dawid, but a new awareness of its richness can be our reward for reading the diary of this brilliantly deserving and brutally deprived young human being. Illustrated with actual photographs from the Lodz Ghetto.
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