Honig (Marosi), Esther
Mukacheve (Ukraine), Paris
Esther Honig (nee Marosi) was born in Mukacheve, Ukraine in 1910. She was a cook at the age of twenty-nine. Her husband worked in the underground and they had a three-year-old son. Her husband was accused of being a Communist and put in jail for months and then sent to a concentration camp.
During the war, she first worked as a house maid and then as a cook in the home of a millionaire, where she cooked for twenty people.
Her son, who was then three, was hidden with Catholic children and she sent food packages for him. She was also a fine dressmaker.
She eventually reunited with her husband and son.
Interviewer: Esther Weine
Format: Video recording