Sentiments – May 20, 1941 (Theme: Warsaw Ghetto)

 

"On the other side of the barbed wire spring holds full sway.  From my window I can see young

girls with bouquets of lilac walking on the 'Aryan' part of the street.  I can even smell the tender fragrance of the opened buds. But there is no sign of spring in the ghetto. Here the rays of the sun are swallowed up by the heavy gray pavement. On a few window sills, long, scrawny onion stalks, more yellow than green, are sprouting. Where are my lovely spring days of former years, the gray walks in the park, the narcissus, lilac, and magnolia that used to fill my room? Today we have no flower, no green plants."