W we recognize the 6 million who perished in Nazi concentration camps.
Despite the harsh conditions, the undernourished and starving women in Terezin, the Czechoslovakian concentration camp, managed to write recipes from memory.
The crumbling, faded pages have been collected and published in In Memory’s Kitchen – A Legacy from the Women of Terezin. They represent fantasies, memories and hope for the future.
Here is a sample:
Pachter’s Pirogen (p. 47)
Make a noodle dough and roll it out. Now take boiled grated potatoes, chopped cracklings and browned onions. Fill the pockets [squares], press the edges together and boil them [the pockets]. Pour hot fat and a lot of browned onion [over the pirogen].