Given name: Stanisław Family name: Hoffer

  • YES
  • Male
  • Stanisław
  • Hoffer
  • 1944-08-13
  • Hid with Marian Berland, who encouraged him to write down his memoirs from the period when he worked in the ghetto. Wrote a work about a Jewish cemetery (where he worked while he was in the ghetto). Died during the Warsaw Uprising in unclear circumstances, supposedly killed by a soldier from captain Stokowski's 'Hala' unit - corporal Marian Karolak.

  • artists/writers
  • 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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