Israeli woman seeks father's Holocaust diary





Baruch Milch was hiding from the Nazis in occupied Poland in the summer of 1943. His wife and 3-year-old son had been killed in Hitler's Holocaust.

All the Jewish doctor had was his diary — a chronicle he hoped would help "take this huge weight off my heart and off my soul." Over 1,600 pages of thin copybooks and slips of paper, he scrupulously recorded his feelings.

Now, his Israeli-born daughter wants Warsaw's Jewish History Institute to hand over the journal so she can take it to Israel. But the institute counters that "the pages should stay where they were created."

Milch's entries make for heart-rending reading.

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