This text can be considered a documentary; it is a compilation of fragments of records compiled in Palestine in 1943 by the Polish group Eastern Center for Information. It is based solely on the testimony of Jewish children evacuated from the Soviet Union to Palestine. (The original document now resides at Stanford University's Hoover Institution).
Henryk Grynberg (born in 1936 in Warsaw) is a Polish-Jewish writer and actor who survived the Nazi occupation. He was an award-winning novelist, short-story writer, poet, playwright and essayist who had authored more than thirty books of prose and poetry and two dramas. Grynberg, known as the "chronicler of the fate of the Polish Jews," tackled in his writings the Holocaust experience and the post-Holocaust trauma. Jacqueline Mitchell, a translator, lives in New York.