Hidden Recipes: A Holocaust Memoir

February 1, 2020 - Comment

Before the Second World War, Ica and Ernő each lived a comfortable life in Czechoslovakia. Their lives were shattered by Nazi cruelty, prejudice and devastation. Hidden Recipes tells the story of their will and determination, and their struggles to survive. By sharing stories about their lives when food was abundant before the war, Ica secretly

Before the Second World War, Ica and Ernő each lived a comfortable life in Czechoslovakia. Their lives were shattered by Nazi cruelty, prejudice and devastation. Hidden Recipes tells the story of their will and determination, and their struggles to survive. By sharing stories about their lives when food was abundant before the war, Ica secretly wrote down hundreds of recipes that she and her fellow inmates shared. Ironically, many of the delectable recipes were written on the reverse sides of papers that carried information about ammunition that was manufactured and used to annihilate the Jews during the Holocaust. Ernő spent several years in various Hungarian forced labor units, where he was required to perform strenuous manual labor. He courageously escaped with the help of righteous people, which saved his life.Hidden Recipes is a story of endurance, will to survive, courage, faith and finding joy and happiness again.

Comments

Anonymous says:

Not as expected Dislike… Understood in presentation promise the book of recipes from the war. There was only six or so and they were from before the war.

Anonymous says:

Rising from the ashes! Review by Livia This memoir is a very accurate depiction of what lead up to the Holocaust and how it turned into a genocide of European Jews. The cruelty and inhumanity with which millions of Jews and others were massacred is powerfully described. Under the worst of circumstances a morsel of hope was injected into the lives of the women in Slave Labor through reminiscing about food and recipes, which they prepared at home before their world fell apart. The author’s description of her parents’ bravery and…

Anonymous says:

You get only 6 recipes and their story read the story, and my heart hurt reading about it. But very disappointed because it said make the recipes-I’ve read about some of the wonderful recipes She collected and they only printed about 6 simple ones. None of the fabulous ones u read about. They did print out the original recipes but the quality of the printing is so dark can’t make out whole recipe. I would’ve never bought the book if I knew. Bad fast decision on my part.

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