Albert Sliwin

“No matter how difficult it is to learn about what happened to the Jewish people of Europe, we must continue to go to see the concentration camps and to bear witness to it all, in order to never forget.”

Albert Sliwin was born in Jezow, Poland in 1931. Between 1940 and 1942, the Sliwin family lived in the ghetto “Rava Mazowiecki”. From 1942 until 1945, the family was on the run trying to find places to hide from the Nazis. Just a few days before liberation, the Sliwin family was forced to undress by their so-called Polish “friends”. They were taken from their hiding spot and made to lie naked in the snow where their father Samuel was shot in the head in front of his wife and three children. After liberation, Albert and his brother Bernard moved to France and in 1947, their sister Elise and their mother Rachel joined them in Paris. In 1951, the family immigrated to Canada. He is still actively working at his property management and commercial leasing company. Albert has two daughters, five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.