Killed by the Nazis: Her diary has been locked away for 70 years and has now been published
The diary is expected to be published on 19 September allowing the reader to discover the life of a girl who lived in Przemysl under Soviet occupation until the Nazis invaded the Soviet Union in 1941.
In her writings, Reina, tells how she managed to escape the bombings, describing the disappearance of entire families and the ghetto she was forced to live in.
Her diary ends on a desperate note as in the last sentence, written by her boyfriend it says, “three gun shots, three lives taken. All I can hear is one shot after another.”
Reina’s boyfriend, Zygmunt Schwarzer entrusted the diary in the hands of someone reliable because he was deported towards Auschwitz. Schwarzer survived and after the horrors of war, he managed to give the diary back to what was left of Reina’s family: her mother and her sister.