Friday, Apr 27, 1945
The Russians have take two-thirds of Berlin and set Germans fleeing toward American prisoner-of-war camps. The paper reports how a young woman in a fur coat and high heels handed a boatman on the Elbe River a roll of Reichsmarks. She was desperate to reach the safety of the American prisoner-of-war camp on the other side before the Russian Army caught up with her. She surely knows how the German soldiers treated Russian women. It’s almost an anticlimax that Goering has resigned. There’s almost no German army left to speak of. Daddy and Mommy take a certain satisfaction in the plight of civilians although they do feel a bit guilty. It’s schadenfreude, Daddy says
Light the Sabbath candles.