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Ilona Kellner papers

Document | Accession Number: 2017.645.1

The Ilona Kellner papers consist of hundreds of notes and pastry and cake recipes written on the backs of unused forms from the Nazi labor camp at Hessisch Lichtenau by Ilona Kellner and dictated by her fellow women prisoners. Ilona worked as a translator at the labor camp and pilfered the blank pages from trash baskets of German offices. The forms include munitions delivery and fulfillment receipts for bombs, mines, and mortars; access passes; discharge bills; shift inventories; and prisoner correspondence templates. The collection also contains five family photographs (originals and copy prints) from before and after the war, including one of Ilona Kellner and her daughter, Eva Moreimi, with cakes prepared from the recipes for Ilona’s grandchild’s Bar Mitzvah.

Date
1929-2002  (inclusive)
Language
Hungarian
German
Extent
1 folder
3 oversize boxes
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Eva Moreimi, in loving memory of her parents: Ilona Kellner Kalinova and Ernest Kaufmann Kalina
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Record last modified: 2018-08-24 13:19:06
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