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Ida Heinemann Beermann Kochbuch

Ms. Coll. 1127

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Summary Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Beermann, Ida Heinemann, 1893-1983
Ida Heinemann Beermann Kochbuch
Date [inclusive]:
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1127
2 volumes (5 folders)
Language Note:
In German with some English.
Comprises two volumes of German cookbooks written and compiled by Ida Heinemann Beermann.
Cite as:
Ida Heinemann Beermann Kochbuch, 1910-1960, Ms. Coll. 1127, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Ida was born at Wildeshausen, Germany on February 18, 1893. She married Leopold Beermann (1885-1973) and they had one son Kurt born in 1922. The Beermann family lived in Hanover, Germany. In 1938 Ida, Leopold, their son, and Leopold's brother Morris Beermann and his famiy left Nazi Germany from Hamburg on board the ship President Roosevelt. The Beermann's eventually settled in Washington Heights, New York.

Scope and Contents

Comprises two volumes of German cookbooks written and compiled by Ida Heinemann Beermann. Volume one was a gift presented to Ida by her grandmother. A letter to Ida dated July 24, 1910, is laid in the volume. Her grandmother explained to her dear Ida that was time for her to learn the household work of a woman. Ida signed the volume on the first leaf July 29, 1910. Volumes one and two have preprinted section tabs dividing the recipe books. The sections are as follows: Suppen, Fische, Fleischspeisen, Braten, Saucen, Gemüse, Kartoffelspeisen, Salate, Mehl und Eierspeisen, Gelees und Gefrorenes, Eingemachtes, Pasteten, Backwerk, Getränke, and Diverses. Some sections have been left blank. There are recipes in the volumes written in different hands and some have attributions like Frau Meyer. There are many recipes for the Jewish holidays including Pesach torte, Kugel, and Gefelte fish. Several recipes for apple dishes, potatoes, meat dishes, egg dishes, and drinks are included in the volumes. Under the Diverses section at the end of volume one Ida wrote several jokes and puzzles. In five separate folders are recipes written on slips of paper, index cards, and old correspondence. One recipe is written on the verso of a typed note from a Jewish veterans group dated 1934. Folders 1 and 2 have handwritten recipies in German. Folder 3 contains clippings of recipes from German publications. Folder 4 contains some recipes written in English and clippings in English. Folder 5 contains some commercial recipe booklets including "Dr. Oetker's Rezepte für Küche und Haus," and others for gelatin.

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Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,   November 2015

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by LizzYoung Bookseller (Red Bank, New Jersey), 2015.

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Controlled Access Headings

  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Cookbooks
  • Recipes
  • Cooking
  • Cooking, German
  • Jewish cooking
  • Manuscripts, German--20th century

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Collection Inventory


Ida Heinemann Beermann Kochbuch, 1910-1960. 2 volumes (+ 5 folders).

2 volumes