Diary of Mary Berg Susan Pentlin
“This extraordinary, chilling memoir is essential for everyone” Independent. June 15, 1943. I have not written anything here for a long time. What good does it do to write; who is interested in my diary? I have throught of burning it several times, but some inner voice forbade me to do it. The same inner voice is now urging me to write down all the terrible things I have heard during the last few days. Mary Berg began writing her personal story on her fifteenth birthday, just as the German army was tightening its grip on the Polish capital of Warsaw in 1939. She survived frou years of Nazi terror before making her escape. Filling twelve small notebooks, her portrayal of life inside the Warsaw ghettto was the first eye-witness account every published. This is her story.