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Diary notebook of a Jewish girl from the city of Kalisch (Poland) 1334 - 1335

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A handwritten diary of a Jewish girl from the city of Kalisz. The diary sections are dated in her handwriting to the years 1934 - 1934-1935. Yiddish.

A diary steeped in personal content. Each section of the diary is dated according to the parashat HaShavua and the Hebrew date. Some of the diary sections open with the words "In honor of my dear friend...". On one of the pages she writes about the passing of "Hagvir Zkeni Raphael His soul is Eden", who passed away. and extends to write about him, and to tell about his greatness. On some pages of the diary, she writes about her upcoming wedding, and about many family matters. Content has not been thoroughly checked by us.

In 1931, the Jews numbered 15,300 people, about 30% of the city's residents. In 1934, the area of the city increased significantly due to the addition of Jewish rural areas around Kalisch . Anti-Semitism reared its head towards the end of the 1930s. On the eve of the outbreak of World War II, there were about 25,000 Jews in Kalisz. In September 1939, the city was captured by the Germans. About a month and a half later, about 18,000 Jews were counted in the census conducted by the Judenrat. Towards the end of November, the shipments to the east began, and these also included Jews from Poznań who had arrived in Kalisz a little earlier as refugees. By the summer of 1942, the rest of the Kalish community had been eliminated.

[25] written pages. 16 cm notebook. Very good condition.

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104. Diary notebook of a Jewish girl from the city of Kalisch (Poland) 1334 - 1335