On this, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, I would like to commemorate a teenage girl diarist and my grandmother. The girl who wrote the diary was not Anne Frank, but Mary Berg. She was a Polish Jewish Teenager who survived the Warsaw Ghetto and told about her experiences in a series of articles published in 1944 after her escape to the U.S.
It was then made into a book the following year (1945) called Warsaw Ghetto.
You can read about this remarkable woman in this New York Times article by Jennifer Schuessler.
Artifacts belonging to Ms. Berg were to have been sold in New York in November 2014, but the auction was cancelled after questions were raised by relatives.
Schuessler writes that Ms. Berg was “an Anne…
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