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Ilona Kellner papers

Document | Accession Number: 2017.645.1

The Ilona Kellner papers consist of hundreds of 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 and messenger at the labor camp and tidied the factory. She pilfered the blank pages from wastebaskets in the camp. The forms include munitions delivery and fulfillment receipts for bombs, mines, and mortars; access passes; discharge bills; shift inventories; and prisoner correspondence templates. Two pages appear to include letters from Ilona to her mother. 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.

inclusive:  1929-2002
2 folders
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
Record last modified: 2023-02-24 14:34:51
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