For many of the survivors who contributed to the book, this book is now a permanent tribute to their families with whom they gathered around the table before the war tore them apart, and to their family members born after the war who join around the table to share their heritage through recipes passed on from generation to generation.
June Feiss Hersh embarked on this project not fully knowing what to expect. Says June: “I am not the child of survivors, and had little interaction with this community. What I did have was an association with the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. The Museum stands at the crossroads of lower Manhattan with unparalleled and fitting views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. It is dedicated to honoring the memory of those who died by embracing the traditions they established, examining their steadfast faith, exploring their pre-war lives and affirming their legacy. I knew the Museum’s philosophy fell comfortably in place with the goals I had for this book and that they were the perfect institution to benefit from the proceeds.”