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#1 jbelian

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 22:47

Something I dont know about wartime Poland Esties? Or is this at least mildly embarrassing?

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 05:09

Maybe a Polish prototype?


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Posted 30 October 2018 - 06:15

Should we tell them?


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Posted 01 November 2018 - 17:08

The Estie means "generic black fountain pen". The Smithsonian has the grim story of a "Polish Anne Frank"

 

 

 

A teenage Jewish girl living under the Nazis in Poland during 1943 feared she was "turning into an animal waiting to die", according to her diary, which documents the final months before her death in the Auschwitz concentration camp.

 

Rutka Laskier, 14, the same age as the Dutch teenager Anne Frank, wrote the 60-page diary over a four-month period in Bedzin, Poland. The diary, published by Israel's Holocaust museum, documents the steady collapse of the ghetto under the weight of the Nazi occupation and deportations, as well as the first loves, friendships and jealousies of an adolescent girl growing up during the war.

 


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