Thursday. Every day the papers are filled with troubling reports from all directions of pogroms, murders, bloody reprisals and arson attacks. Soldiers broke into a wine cellar in Bender and smashed the barrels of wine and spirit. They then regretted their haste and set to drinking the wine mixed with the earth from the ground where it had spilt. See more
Almost all later died of dysentery. The unspeakable is occurring daily in Balti and Kharkov, but the worst disorders are in Bessarabia. This wave of chaos is yet to break on Odessa, but with each passing day, the expectations of disturbances here grows.
A railway strike has begun today. They have no idea what they're doing, they are undermining the life of the whole country.
There's no bread. There are queues everywhere, several blocks long. A rationing system has been introduced. See more
Newspapers write about horrors happening in Riga: before the German invasion the brutality of "comrades" (the word used to describe troublemakers in the army) exceeded all limits - they were robbing, murdering, raping people. Their own people!