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Isis Kischka (1908-1973)
Menu for a Dinner to break the Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Fast, Compiègne Camp
Compiègne Camp October 1941

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 © Beit Lohamei Haghetaot

Watercolor on paper, 21.3 x 16.2 cm

On 2 October 1971, thirty years after painting this picture, Kischka added a further inscription, in French, describing the fate of some of the participants in this "dinner":

Appel à 2 oct.1971
Schusterman Max - mort en déportation
Schusterman Simon - mort en déportation
Kigner Abraham - déporté - mort depuis
Use - ? - interné communiste
Cimiat Camille - vivante - interné communiste
Kirschenstein Léon - ?
Rivinof Marcel - mort en déportation
Kischka Isis - vivant

Kischka 1971

[Roll call on 2 October 1971
Schusterman Max - died in deportation
Schusterman Simon - died in deportation
Kigner Abraham - deported - died afterwards
Use - ? - Communist internee
Cimiat Camille - living - Communist internee
Kirschenstein Léon - ?
Rivinof Marcel - died in deportation
Kischka Isis - living

Kischka 1971]

Inscribed (in French), from upper left to lower right:

Diner au 1er octobre 41
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Salade de concombres, betteraves et œufs au thon à l'huile
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Soupe aux haricots et coquillettes
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Macédoine de légumes aux tomates fraîches
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Volailles et lapins en gelée
Concombres et tomates au sel
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Fromages variés
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Compote de pommes
Confitures variées
Pain d'épices au miel
Halva et cernaux
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Eau de vie vie vielle
Pernod
Anjou - Vouvray
Bordeaux rouge
Bergerac
Bordeaux blanc
Café - Fine Réserve

Stalag 122
Isis Kischka

[Dinner on 1 October 1941
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Cucumber salad, boiled eggs and beet, tuna in oil
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Soup of beans and noodles
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Vegetable salad with fresh tomatoes
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Chicken and rabbit in jelly
Pickles and salted tomatoes
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A variety of cheeses
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Mashed apples
A variety of jams
Honey cake
Halva and almonds
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Alcohol
Pernod
Anjou-Vauvray
Red Bordeaux
Bergerac
White Bordeaux
Coffee - Alcohol


Stalag 122
Isis Kischka]

© Beit Lohamei Haghetaot, Museum Number 1726.
Donated by the artist, Paris, 1970