In Memory S Kitchen

Author : Michael Berenbaum
ISBN : 9781461665106
Genre : History
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The sheets of paper are as brittle as fallen leaves; the faltering handwriting changes from page to page; the words, a faded brown, are almost indecipherable. The pages are filled with recipes. Each is a memory, a fantasy, a hope for the future. Written by undernourished and starving women in the Czechoslovakian ghetto/concentration camp of Terezín (also known as Theresienstadt), the recipes give instructions for making beloved dishes in the rich, robust Czech tradition. Sometimes steps or ingredients are missing, the gaps a painful illustration of the condition and situation in which the authors lived. Reprinting the contents of the original hand-sewn copybook, In Memory's Kitchen: A Legacy from the Women of Terezín is a beautiful memorial to the brave women who defied Hitler by preserving a part of their heritage and a part of themselves. Despite the harsh conditions in the Nazis' "model" ghetto - which in reality was a way station to Auschwitz and other death camps - cultural, intellectual, and artistic life did exist within the walls of the ghetto. Like the heart-breaking book I Never Saw Another Butterfly, which contains the poetry and drawings of the children of Terezín, the handwritten cookbook is proof that the Nazis could not break the spirit of the Jewish people.
Category: History

In Memory S Kitchen

Author : Cara De Silva
ISBN : 0385319223
Genre : History
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Celebrating the spirit and courage of the women of the Czechoslovakian ghetto/concentration camp of Terezin, a collection of hearty recipes, photographs, letters, and poetry contains a foreword by the director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial. Reprint.
Category: History

Edible Ideologies

Author : Kathleen LeBesco
ISBN : 9780791479117
Genre :
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Contributors explore the relationship between food and the production of ideology. Edible Ideologies argues that representations of food—in literature and popular fiction, cookbooks and travel guides, war propaganda, women’s magazines, television and print advertisements—are not just about nourishment or pleasure. Contributors explore how these various modes of representation, reflecting prevailing attitudes and assumptions about food and food practices, function instead to circulate and transgress dominant cultural ideologies. Addressing questions concerning whose interests are served by a particular food practice or habit and what political ends are fulfilled by the historical changes that lead from one practice to another in Western culture, the essays offer a rich historical narrative that moves from the construction of the nineteenth-century English gentleman to the creation of two of today’s iconic figures in food culture, Julia Child and Martha Stewart. Along the way, readers will encounter World War I propaganda, holocaust and Sephardic cookbooks, the Rosenbergs, German tour guides, fast food advertising, food packaging, and chocolate, and will find food for thought on the meanings of everything from camembert to Velveeta, from salads to burgers, and from tikka masala to Campbell’s soup. “The contributions to Edible Ideologies show a richness of concrete argument … Vividly and vibrantly, the essays … reveal multitudes of meaning.” — Gastronomica “…this collection moves beyond the scope of ‘food studies’ to be of interest to readers in literature, gender studies, sociology, advertising history, and related disciplines.” — CHOICE “This is a solid intervention in contemporary debates about food and representation in the Anglo-American world. The essays are historically rich, theoretically engaging, and unpredictable enough to be immensely readable. Who knew that a box of Jell-O would do so much harm to Ethel Rosenberg’s case?!” — Krishnendu Ray, author of The Migrant’s Table: Meals and Memories in Bengali-American Households Contributors include Nathan Abrams, Annette Cozzi, Marie I. Drews, Charlene Elliott, Lynne Fallwell, Celia M. Kingsbury, Kathleen LeBesco, Eric Mason, Peter Naccarato, Kathleen Banks Nutter, and Jean P. Retzinger.
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Stealth Altruism

Author : Arthur B. Shostak
ISBN : 9781351627771
Genre : History
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Though it has been nearly seventy years since the Holocaust, the human capacity for evil displayed by its perpetrators is still shocking and haunting. But the story of the Nazi attempt to annihilate European Jewry is not all we should remember. Stealth Altruism tells of secret, non-militant, high-risk efforts by “Carers,” those victims who tried to reduce suffering and improve everyone’s chances of survival. Their empowering acts of altruism remind us of our inherent longing to do good even in situations of extraordinary brutality. Arthur B. Shostak explores forbidden acts of kindness, such as sharing scarce clothing and food rations, holding up weakened fellow prisoners during roll call, secretly replacing an ailing friend in an exhausting work detail, and much more. He explores the motivation behind this dangerous behavior, how it differed when in or out of sight, who provided or undermined forbidden care, the differing experiences of men and women, how and why gentiles provided aid, and, most importantly, how might the costly obscurity of stealth altruism soon be corrected. To date, memorialization has emphasized what was done to victims and sidelined what victims tried to do for one another. “Carers” provide an inspiring model and their perilous efforts should be recognized and taught alongside the horrors of the Holocaust. Humanity needs such inspiration.
Category: History

The Generation Of Postmemory

Author : Marianne Hirsch
ISBN : 9780231526272
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Can we remember other people’s memories? The Generation of Postmemory argues we can: that memories of traumatic events live on to mark the lives of those who were not there to experience them. Children of survivors and their contemporaries inherit catastrophic histories not through direct recollection but through haunting postmemories—multiply mediated images, objects, stories, behaviors, and affects passed down within the family and the culture at large. In these new and revised critical readings of the literary and visual legacies of the Holocaust and other, related sites of memory, Marianne Hirsch builds on her influential concept of postmemory. The book’s chapters, two of which were written collaboratively with the historian Leo Spitzer, engage the work of postgeneration artists and writers such as Art Spiegelman, W.G. Sebald, Eva Hoffman, Tatana Kellner, Muriel Hasbun, Anne Karpff, Lily Brett, Lorie Novak, David Levinthal, Nancy Spero and Susan Meiselas. Grappling with the ethics of empathy and identification, these artists attempt to forge a creative postmemorial aesthetic that reanimates the past without appropriating it. In her analyses of their fractured texts, Hirsch locates the roots of the familial and affiliative practices of postmemory in feminism and other movements for social change. Using feminist critical strategies to connect past and present, words and images, and memory and gender, she brings the entangled strands of disparate traumatic histories into more intimate contact. With more than fifty illustrations, her text enables a multifaceted encounter with foundational and cutting edge theories in memory, trauma, gender, and visual culture, eliciting a new understanding of history and our place in it.
Category: Literary Criticism

Theresienstadt

Author : Norbert Troller
ISBN : 0807855847
Genre : History
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An architect who made drawings of conditions at Therezienstadt reveals his experiences
Category: History

Baking As Biography

Author : Diane Tye
ISBN : 9780773580619
Genre : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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A unique work that is both profoundly personal and intellectually informed, Baking as Biography reminds us of the unwritten social and material ingredients behind even the most straightforward recipes for cookies and squares."--pub. desc.
Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

What World Is Left

Author : Monique Polak
ISBN : 9781554697762
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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A pampered child used to having her own way, Anneke Van Raalte lives outside Amsterdam, where her father is a cartoonist for the Amsterdam newspaper. Though Anneke's family is Jewish, her religion means little to her. Anneke's life changes in 1942 when the Nazis invade Holland, and she and her family are deported to Theresienstadt, a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. Not only are conditions in the camp appalling, but the camp is the site of an elaborate hoax: the Nazis are determined to convince the world that Theresienstadt is an idyllic place and that European Jews are thriving under the Nazi regime. Because he is an artist, Anneke's father is compelled to help in the propaganda campaign, and Anneke finds herself torn between her loyalty to her family and her sense of what is right. What World is Left was inspired by the experiences of the author's mother, who was imprisoned in Theresienstadt during World War II.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Recipes Remembered

Author : June Feiss Hersh
ISBN : 0615663214
Genre : Cooking
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Recipes Remembered gives voice to the remarkable stories and cherished recipes of the Holocaust community. The first professionally written kosher cookbook of its kind is a moving compilation of food memories, stories about food and families, and recipes from Holocaust survivors from Poland, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, and Greece.
Category: Cooking

Eat My Words

Author : Janet Theophano
ISBN : 1403962936
Genre : Cooking
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Part memoir, part diary, a fascinating foray into culinary and cultural history details two centuries of cookbooks and the women who wrote them, from eighteenth-century handwritten "receipt books" to the best-sellers of Julia Childs, Alice Waters, and others, reflecting the ideals of family and womanhood and giving women the chance to express themselves. Reprint.
Category: Cooking