Amek Adler z”l

“The Story cannot die. We are dying. We won’t be around, so hopefully the new generation can tell the next generation.”

Abram (Amek) Adler z”l was born in Lublin, Poland, on April 20, 1928 and grew up in Lodz. In 1939, his family escaped to Warsaw and then to Radom. In 1943, Amek was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau, to various work camps and eventually to Dachau, where his father and one brother perished. Amek was liberated on April 28, 1945 and eventually reunited with his mother and two of his brothers. He lived in Italy from 1945-1947, working with the Israeli Irgun Tzvai Leumi to help illegal immigrants into Palestine. He immigrated to Sweden in 1948 and then to Toronto, Canada in 1954 with his wife, Ruth. He was successful in both the fur and jewellery industries becoming president of the Canadian Jewellers Association in 1989. His autobiography, Six Lost Years, was published in early 2017. Amek passed away on April 25, 2017 while in Humbolt, Saskatchewan sharing his story. He and Ruth are blessed with two children and four grandchildren.

More Videos

1. Amek Adler – Life before the War.mp4
2. Moving to Lodz; Jewish Life in Lodz.mp4
3. Leaving Lodz.mp4
4. Moving to Warsaw; The Story about the Hat.mp4
5. The Incident with a Hitlerjugend.mp4
6. Leaving Warsaw.mp4
7. The Radom Ghetto; The Crematoria.mp4
8. Amek’s Work Camp.mp4
9. The Missing Man.mp4
10. The Traumatic Shooting.mp4
11. The Walk from Auschwitz to Radom.mp4
12. Slave Labour in Stuttgart, Germany.mp4
13. Natzweiler Camp.mp4
14. Arrival in Dachau.mp4
15. A Prisoner in Dachau; Disease.mp4
16. Escape from the Death March in Austria.mp4
17. Liberation by the American Army.mp4
18. Reunion with Ben Adler.mp4
19. Reunion with his Older Brother.mp4
20. Dachau and Majdanek; His Mother and General Eisenhower.mp4
21. Visiting his Brother in Ancona, Italy.mp4
22. Joining a Kibbutz and Obtaining a Passport.mp4
23. Postwar Life – Sweden.mp4
24. The Irgun.mp4
25. The Irgun, Part 2.mp4
26. On the Train from Rome to Calabria.mp4
27. Sweden to Canada.mp4
28. 1950s Toronto.mp4
29. Revisiting the Past.mp4
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