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The Azrieli Foundation

Since the end of World War II, over 30,000 Jewish Holocaust survivors have immigrated to Canada. Who they are, where they came from, what they experienced and how they built new lives for themselves and their families is an important part of our Canadian heritage. 

The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs is guided by the conviction that each survivor of the Holocaust has a remarkable story to tell, and that such stories play an important role in education about tolerance and diversity. Millions of individual stories are lost to us forever. By preserving the stories written by survivors and making them widely available to a broad audience, the Holocaust Survivor Memoirs series seeks to sustain the memory of all those who perished at the hands of hatred, abetted by indifference and apathy.

The personal accounts of those who survived against all odds are as different as the people who wrote them, but all demonstrate the courage, strength, wit and luck that it took to prevail and survive in such terrible adversity. The memoirs are also moving tributes to people – strangers and friends – who risked their lives to help others, and who, through acts of kindness and decency in the darkest of moments, frequently helped the persecuted maintain faith in humanity and courage to endure. These accounts offer inspiration to all, as does the survivors’ desire to share their experiences so that new generations can learn from them. Recognizing that most survivor memoirs never find a publisher, the Azrieli Foundation established the Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program to collect, archive and publish these distinctive records. 

The Azrieli Foundation’s Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program is a not-for-profit program. All revenues to the Azrieli Foundation from the sale of the Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs go toward continuing the publication and educational work of the Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program. 


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Book Publishing Co. 

The Book Publishing Company is a community owned, independent press dedicated to publishing books that promote a healthful and sustainable lifestyle. We are located on The Farm in Summertown, Tennessee and have been in business since 1974.

BPC titles focus on plant-based nutrition and cooking and feature not only some of the pioneers of soyfoods cookery and raw foods but new generations of chefs that are redefining the look and taste of plant-based cuisine.

Our vegetarian/vegan cookbooks include ethnic favorites and cover a number of dietary concerns (food sensitivities, diabetes, weight management, etc.). Our Healthy Living imprint offers titles that help people reach optimal health through better nutrition, nontoxic personal and home care, and natural therapies for illnesses.

The Book Publishing Company a member of The Green Press Initiative and have a commitment to print a growing number of our titles on paper that is post-consumer recycled and processed chlorine free.