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Inspired by the courage and fortitude of brave teenagers during the Holocaust.
Rutka Laskier was 14 years old when she began keeping a diary. She
lived in the town of Bedzin and—as a Jewish girl—she experienced the ever-increasing persecution brought about by the German conquest of Poland during World War II. Even though the occupation began for Rutka in September 1939, she didn’t begin her diary until January 1942.
Renia Spiegel (18 June 1924 – 30 July 1942) was a Jewish Polish diarist who was killed during World War II in the Holocaust. Spiegel's diary, kept between the ages of 15 and 18, documents her experience as a teenager living in the city of Przemyśl through World War II as conditions for Jews deteriorated.