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Mina's Recipe Book: Terezin 1944
A film by Anne Georget
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A companion film to director Anne Georget's Imaginary Feasts. Read "Hell's Own Cookbook," a New York Times article about the book that inspired the films here.

In the 1940s, Mina Pachter was sent to a Nazis concentration camp in Terezin. Before dying of starvation there, she carefully recorded her favorite recipes, hoping they would somehow make it to her daughter, who had escaped to Palestine.

Twenty years later, her daughter was given a handwritten book, covered in craft paper and held together by a simple piece of string. She opened it to read: “Cakes for new mothers, Baden Caramel sweets, Quetsch strudel, Linzertorte...”

45 minutes / color
Release: 2017
Copyright: 2007

Subject areas:
Food, History (World), Jewish Film Festivals, Jewish Studies, Streaming only, Women's Studies, World War II

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