Given name: Halina Family name: Bajer

  • YES
  • Female
  • Halina
  • Bajer
  • Wajnholc
  • Doctor Hipolit Bajer's wife. A psychologist. She lost her two children, who were murdered by the Germans, in the autumn of 1942, during the action in Ciechanow. She gave birth to a child in 1943. Maria Parnowska helped the Bajers. She located them in the house for the blind in Laski, and found doctor Bajer a job of a caretaker in a lodging.

  • The child, against all odds, was healthy and surprisingly well-kept. Basia Berman mentions her as an example of the fact that in such horrible and difficult conditions new children were born. It often happened by accident, but Halina Bajer wanted this child hoping, that it would live to see better times.

  • The author started to write on 5 January 1944, and the last entry is dated 14 January 1945. The diary was written in ten, common, chequered school notebooks. Written irregularly. Bermanowa probably took a pen in her hand only when she either found the time or when she felt strong enough. Successive entries, dated scrupulously, written in Polish, were written in occupied Warsaw ('in hiding'), then in occupied ('free') capital and in a number of places near Warsaw (again 'on the Aryan papers'). The first event described took place during the Polish-German War of 1939, the latest - three days before the liberation of Warsaw (17 January 1945).

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