Six Lost Years

Six Lost Years

14.95

By Amek Adler

"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.

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About the Author

Abram (Amek) Adler was born in Lublin, Poland on April 20, 1928. Amek lived in Italy (1945-1947), 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 jewellery business. He has spoken to numerous audiences about his experiences during the Holocaust. Amek is actively involved with the Jewish War Veterans of Canada and lives in Toronto.

Product Information

  • Release: May 16, 2017
  • $14.95 Paperback
  • 132 Pages
  • 6 x 9
  • ISBN: 9781988065182

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