Recipes from Holocaust survivors settled in South Jersey communities in Atlantic and Cape May Counties
As we celebrate Mother’s Day, many of us have memories stirred by the thoughts of dessert recipes from our childhood experiences. We can lovingly look back and remember our moms (sometimes dads) preparing special baked recipes that they brought from their childhoods into their own kitchens. After WWII, as Holocaust survivors settled in South Jersey communities in Atlantic and Cape May Counties, some of these dessert recipes were brought from Europe into their kitchens in South Jersey.
Food often plays an important role in celebrations. Some of our happiest moments are associated with eating together with family and friends. For Mother’s Day 2020, the staff of the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University are sharing stories and recipes of some of our local Holocaust survivors. Enjoy making the desserts using the recipes from Betty Kohn Grebenschikoff, Cyla Zelanska Kowenski, Jack (Jacob) Najman, Miral Trocki, and Rose Pinkasovic Zelkowitz. Share with us a photo of your dessert made from one of the recipes in honor of Mother’s Day. Post the photo on the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center social media sites and use the hashtag: #hrcdesserts