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History Holocaust

Six Lost Years

by (author) Amek Adler

The Azrieli Foundation
Initial publish date
Apr 2017
Holocaust, Historical, Jewish Studies
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"How much longer could we last?" sixteen-year-old Amek Adler laments, after arriving at yet one more concentration camp in the spring of 1945. From the Lodz and Warsaw ghettos to the Radom forced labour camp, and from the Natzweiler concentration camp to Dachau, Amek has witnessed too much destruction and tragedy to bear any more suffering. To hold onto hope for his survival, he dreams of the life he had with his parents and three brothers, reminiscing about holidays, social events and dinners; he dreams of a life without pain and starvation; and he dreams of the future. When Amek is finally liberated, he is determined to embrace all the opportunities that freedom offers.

About the author

Abram (Amek) Adler was born in Lublin, Poland, on April 20, 1928. After years spent in labour and concentration camps, he was liberated in April 1945, eventually reuniting with his mother and two of his brothers. Amek lived in Italy between 1945 and 1947, immigrated to Sweden in 1948 and then to Canada in 1954 with his wife, Ruth. In Toronto, Amek succeeded in both the fur industry and the jewellery business, becoming president of the Canadian Jewellers Association in 1989. Amek has spoken to numerous audiences about his experiences during the Holocaust and has educated countless students on March of the Living. He is actively involved with the Jewish War Veterans of Canada and lives in Toronto.

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