“Sometimes I dream about being famous, about reaching great heights and flying across the world, not just in my imagination,” the Polish girl confided to her journal on June 18, 1942—her 18th birthday. One month after writing that entry, she was killed in the street by Nazis. Eight decades later, Spiegel’s perceptive, powerful poetry and prose is published in our pages for the first time in English (p. 46). The intimate words provide a remarkable firsthand account of life during the Holocaust. Her surviving family recently established the Renia Spiegel poetry competition to recognize young Polish-speaking poets.