The horror of loneliness

Diary provides new glimpse into horrors of Holocaust

  • Entries from Dutch prison camp depict loneliness, sorrow and finally desperation


Agence France-Presse

Wednesday, Oct 20, 2004


THE HAGUE — A newly discovered diary of a young Jewish woman has allowed for a haunting glimpse into her life at a Dutch prison camp during the Second World War, before she was sent to her death.

Even though everybody is very nice to me, I feel so lonely. […]


How the diary was smuggled out of the detention camp and survived all these years is “an absolute mystery,” Tilburg archivists said.


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