4: News report, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, December 22, 1941.
Auerbach’s lament focuses a good deal on the children in the Warsaw ghetto. Below is a report from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency about the conditions of the children in the ghetto in 1941.
Suggested Activity: Read through the report and focus on Auerbach’s description of the children in the Warsaw ghetto in “Yizkor.” Based on both sources, how would you say children’s experiences in the ghetto were different from adults’ experiences? Do you notice any differences between the descriptions in the report and those in Auerbach’s essay? If so, how do you account for those differences?
Source: “Swarms of Starving, Ragged Children Roam the Warsaw Ghetto,” December 23, 1941, JTA Archive, https://www.jta.org/1941/12/23/archive/swarms-of-starving-ragged-children-roam-the-warsaw-ghetto, accessed July 2, 2019. This image may not be reproduced without the written permission of Jewish Telegraphic Agency.