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Polish Government to Publish Yiddish Diary on Lodz Ghetto

A Yiddish diary discovered near Crematorium III of the Auschwitz death camp has been found to contain reports on life in the Lodz ghetto under the Nazi occupation of Poland, it was reported here today from Warsaw.

Partial contents of the diary were disclosed following preliminary work in deciphering the 354-page document carried out by the Polish State Publishing House in conjunction with the Central Commission for Research of Nazi crimes in Poland. The first part of the diary consisted of impressions and descriptions of Jews who suffered the horrors of the Lodz ghetto.

Announcement of the forthcoming publication of the diary under the title “Seek in the Ashes,” has created great interest in various countries with a number of publishing houses in Italy, West Germany and France endeavoring to obtain the rights to reprint the Polish edition.

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