Recipe sharing ironically played a salutary role within the camps. Women especially, shared recipes as a way to forge bonds with other prisoners and diminish the dehumanisation that they experienced. Recipes were passed on verbally. Beset by constant thoughts of food in Ravensbrück Concentration Camp, a starving Edith Peer and friends jotted down recipes on stolen paper. Recalling the preparation of their favourites, from “Mushroom filled with chicken liver” to “Transylvanian cabbage” and “Cheese dumplings,” helped to alleviate their hunger.
Currently on display in the concentration camp section of the permanent exhibition
Donated by Edith Peer
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