Sol Nayman

“ISRAEL = NEVER AGAIN Israel is the only thing that guarantees that another Holocaust can never happen again. Singing Hatikvah at Auschwitz, the biggest Jewish graveyard in the world, and then going to Israel, to the Kotel and singing Hatikvah there is the most powerful few minutes. The March of the Living signifies going from Yom Hashoah to Yom Ha’atzmaut.”

Sol Nayman was born in Stoczek Wegrowki, Poland on November 5, 1935. In September 1939 Sol escaped with his family to the forest and then to the Soviet Union. They were sent to a labour camp in Syktyvkar in Komi which was just south of the Arctic circle on the same latitude as Yellowknife and later to another labour camp in the Ukraine. When the war ended they found themselves in a German DP camp and stayed there until 1948. They learned that Canada was accepting a limited quota of tailors to work in the growing garment industry after several prominent
Canadian Jewish manufacturers undoubtedly had to provide adequate financial guarantees. They immigrated to Canada in 1948 and first settled in Montreal later moving to Toronto where he helped create a major clothing label. Sol and his beloved wife Queenie have two sons and five grandchildren.