When I started writing these accounts, I didn't think they would compile into a book. Each of them is a record of an experience, born out of flashes of memory, which does not include all the events, and which does not encompass everything that contributed to my life in those years and to the history of survival. [...] Flashes of memory have their own rights. They exempt us from the concern for consistency, justify the fragmented nature of storytelling, presuppose it even. And incentivise diversity.
(Michał Głowiński, Czarne sezony [Black Seasons])
Michał Głowiński's wartime testimonies create a patchwork of fragmented memories. What are we not sure about the life of Mieczysław Weinberg and his family in Warsaw during the 1920s and 1930s?