Collection item of the week:
Image on the right:
Cake pan for Rehrücken cake, Vienna, pre-1938
Gift of Alice and John Morawetz
Bertha Stecher Tauscher emigrated from Vienna in 1938 with her husband and two daughters. She was able to bring some of her household ware with her, which provided a sense of continuity and comfort to the family’s disrupted life during this period.
Image on the left:
Rehrücken cake, baked by YU Museum staff in a modern Rehrücken cake pan, 2020
Rehrücken is German for “rack of venison.” The cake is thought to resemble a rack of venison.