Holocaust survivor’s orange cake recipe made into cupcakes by Chilliwack bakery

Holocaust survivor’s orange cake recipe made into cupcakes by Chilliwack bakery

A prized household recipe for orange cake that survived the Holocaust was reproduced by a Chilliwack bakery this week to honour a Holocaust survivor.

The survivor, Alex Buckman, is the keynote speaker for the sold-out occasion, A Dialog with a Holocaust Survivor, on the Abbotsford campus of College of the Fraser Valley (UFV) on Wednesday (Nov. 23).

Sebastian Huebel, who teaches a historical past course on the Holocaust at UFV, organized the occasion.

Huebel invited Buckman to share his story with the category, making preparations by the Vancouver Holocaust Schooling Centre.

“I needed my college students to have the option hear from and converse to a survivor,” Huebel recounted.

However somewhat than solely having the speaker handle his 30 college students, he determined to open the occasion to the broader neighborhood, considering it’d entice broader curiosity. And it did, having bought out.

The occasion was described as a possibility to: “Witness a private and highly effective story of survival and braveness whereas studying and reflecting on how we will have interaction in significant methods to construct a greater world.”

Buckman survived the Holocaust as a baby by being hidden in Belgium, however his mom was killed at Ravensbrück focus camp whereas his aunt Rebecca handle to outlive.

“One factor that survived, nonetheless, was a cookbook together with some household recipes,” Huebel mentioned.

The cookbook together with his aunt’s recipe someway made its manner into Buckman’s arms after the conflict.

Huebel determined to method Travis Neels of BeNanna Bakery in Chilliwack to see if they might reproduce the decades-old cake recipe in time for the occasion.

“Certain sufficient, they did!”

Neels mentioned the recipe that they transformed into cupcakes included each orange juice and a little bit of orange zest. It was a enjoyable problem to tackle for the European-style bakery.

“It turned out great,” Neels mentioned. “It was a easy recipe to do.”

BeNanna employees baked off about 150 cupcakes from the orange cake recipe, and packed them into pastry bins, which might be handed out to attendees on the finish of the Holocaust remembrance occasion.

In his closing remarks, the historical past teacher mentioned that one of many “lasting legacies” of the Holocaust are the recollections that have to be preserved.

“The Nazis in the long run weren’t profitable,” Huebel mentioned. “They tried to eradicate all issues Jewish however they didn’t. There are the household tales. There are the survivors, and the recollections we have to preserve alive. So it’s greater than a easy cupcake!”

So when the occasion was over attendees had been supplied a style of these lingering recollections as a significant option to finish it.

“So perhaps we will cherish his reminiscence, and his household’s reminiscence by taking that cupcake dwelling, and the recipe, and stay it.”

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Holocaust survivor’s orange cake recipe made into cupcakes by Chilliwack bakery

UFV Historical past teacher Sebastian Huebel with BeNanna Bakery proprietor Travis Neels. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

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