While a prisoner at a Nazi forced-labor camp, Regina Honigman kept a diary in which she composed a special version of the Haggadah. Omri Efraim writes:
The research department at Yad Vashem has located a Passover Haggadah written between the pages in the diary of Regina Honigman, a Jewish Holocaust survivor who was imprisoned in Gabersdorf labor camp on the Czechoslovakian side of the Sudeten mountains. . . .
“We were once slaves in Egypt,” wrote Honigman, “and now again in Gabersdorf. In history we were subject to Your grace/mercy, which prevented us from being swallowed up [in the parting of the Red Sea]. . . . The day of salvation will come to Gabersdorf.”
Symbolizing liberty and hope, Passover held special significance in the camp. . . . The singular Passover Haggadah found in Honigman’s diary included quotes and poems written by her fellow prisoners.