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|Catalog No.||547||Similar Items|
|Brief Description||A diary written by a Jew named Cerata while in hiding in France, near Toulouse||Similar Items|
|Registry No.||04716 R"M||Similar Items|
|File name||Cerata - Diary, Hiding||Similar Items|
|Period||During World War II||Similar Items|
|From Date||08/09/1943||Similar Items|
|To Date||21/08/1944||Similar Items|
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The diary of a Jew named Cerata, a Polish - born resident of France, written while in hiding with a French peasant family in a village near Toulouse. The original diary was written on pages of a calendar and covers the period from Sept. 8, 1943 through Aug. 21, 1944.
In the diary Cerata wrote about the following topics: daily life with the French family; prolonged distress and fears; political and military news from German, English, and American radio broadcasts; growing antisemitic incitement on German radio and increasing reports of German heroism, all while Germany’s military situation deteriorated; activity of the French underground “maquis;” wondering about his family in Lodz; news about the mass slaughter of Polish Jewry; address book.
Original document, handwritten in Yiddish, hundreds of small pages, most of them the size of a cigarette pack; copy of 140 pages, typewritten, in Yiddish. Close