Diary of Moshe Borger

Diary of Moshe Borger – page 4

the end of the idyllic times spent in the nest. From co-opting
to hangahi, the female members of the nest started disliking
me by telling everyone the truth in the eye and sometimes
criticizing the hangaha. Also, a bit because I got nervous and
got angry a lot. Today I'm trying to curb my nerves. In the
summer of 1935, while in Radomyśl Wielki14, I met "Akibianka"15
E. Hand16. I started right away but with little effect. Zrazu17
E.H. It absorbed my whole thought that I always tried to
organize sleigh tours to see her. This state of affairs lasted
until the spring of 1936, until I found out that she didn't
care about me, so I stopped thinking about it. At the same
time, there was a dispute between me and A. Keller18, and
therefore the kwuca was divided into two camps. The dispute,
triggered by an intrigue by Asher Keller, was directed against
me in the girls.

Storms. Soon it was resigned thanks to my compassion (I did it
really for the sake of peace in the place) but my hatred for
Asher remained. I will come back to this later.

In April 1935, Salek left for Palestine (I really am without
ambition and affection, because I haven't replied to his
letter yet). As I was left alone, I started looking for a real

13. I am unclear what this means.

14. Radomyśl Wielki is the second largest town in the Mielec powiat, after Mielec itself. It is 17 kilometers south-west of Mielec and American playwright Arthur Miller’s father’s birthplace.

15. Fellow Akiba member.

16. “E. Hand” is almost certainly Esther Hand, daughter of Iosl (Joseph) and Reizel (Roza) Hand. Esther was born in Radomyśl Wielki around 1917, the youngest of six children. She, and the rest of her family, were all killed in the Shoah, whereabouts unknown.

17. I am unclear what this means.

18. A. Keller is Asher Keller, son of Chaim and Beila Keller. Asher was born in Mielec on July 20, 1917, the youngest of three children. Asher was definitely in Mielec in August 1940 as the whole family is listed on the Judenrat census living on ul. Kościelna. Whereabouts unknown after that.