The Diary of Rywka Lipszyc
A history hidden in the shadows for nearly 70 years is now brought to light.

Discovery of the Diary

Rywka and Life in the Lodz Ghetto

About Rywka
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Lodz Ghetto
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Did Rywka Survive?

Exhibits of the Diary

Teaching with the Diary

Teaching With the Diary
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After more than 70 years in obscurity, the diary of a Polish teenage girl which was found at Auschwitz in 1945 has been revealed for the first time.

Originally published by the JFCS Holocaust Center in partnership with Lehrhaus Judaica, the newly edited and revised edition of Rywka’s Diary has now been published by Harper Collins in the U.S. The book has also been translated and published in many other countries. See the press reviews about Rywka’s Diary.

The newly discovered diary, written in the Lodz ghetto during World War II, is an astonishing historical document and a moving tribute to the many ordinary people whose lives where forever altered by the Holocaust. Accompanied by rich background materials, the book is destined to become an important source of inspiration for students of the Holocaust around the world.


Partial funding for the publication and  essential educational workshops regarding “The Diary of Rywka Lipszyc”  have been provided by individuals, foundations, and corporations.  These include Pell Family Foundation, Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation, Irving and Gloria Schlossberg Family Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, Tartakovsky Family Fund, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, Mina Boyer, Koret Foundation, Joseph & Rita Friedman Family Fund, Holocaust Memorial Fund of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, and Rozsi & Jeno Zisovich Fund.

In appreciation to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) for supporting this educational project. Through recovering the assets of the victims of the Holocaust, the Claims Conference enables organizations around the world to provide education about the Shoah and to preserve the memory of those who perished.

If interested in supporting the work of the JFCS Holocaust Center, please call Barbara Farber at 415-449-3858 or email: [email protected].

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