Hidden Recipes: A Holocaust Memoir
Before the Second World War, Ica (Elena) and Ernő (Ernest) 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.