• Recipe book (interior), [1944–1945]
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Recipe book

Recipe Book and Songs

Archival Item

Resource TypeBooks & Periodicals
Date of Creation[1944 or 1945]
GenreAlbums, Diaries & Scrapbooks
Archival HistoryThe VHEC previously used the following identifiers for this object, which was grouped with the song book: 1999.008.001, 0099.008.001.
Extent & Medium1 notebook : 15.5 cm x 23 cm (closed 15.5 cm x 11.5 cm)
Scope & ContentItem is a handmade book of recipes compiled by Rebecca Teitelbaum while in Ravensbrück concentration camp. In secret and at great risk, Teitelbaum stole paper and an indigo pencil from the office in order to create the book. The paper was used sparingly, with two recipes per page. Teitelbaum traded food for a needle and thread and meticulously stitched and bound the pages. She wrote in French so that the women in the camp, most of whom were from Belgium, could read the recipes. Recipes include Mousse au chocolat, Gelée de groseilles, Gâteau neige, Plat Hongrois, Ouef Hollandais, Sabayon Italien and Rebecca's own Gateau à l'Orange.
NoteRecipe book has been partially translated; consult the archivist for more information.