Hide and Seek : In Pursuit of Justice

By Ben Carniol

The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs

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A Jewish child survives the Holocaust to find meaning in his passionate advocacy for social justice.

When Ben’s parents pick him up from kindergarten one day in 1942, he doesn’t yet know that it’s the last time he will see them. The Nazis have invaded his hometown of Brussels, Belgium, and Ben’s parents, sensing danger, send their only child to live with a non-Jewish couple in the village of Baudour. There Ben learns to be a good Catholic boy amid the explosions of war. After the war, Ben finds a home in Ottawa, Canada, with his extended family. As he matures, Ben reclaims his Jewish identity and begins a lifelong journey toward personal and societal healing.

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Publication Date: October 18, 2023

Product Format: Paperback

Pages: 240

ISBN: 978-1-998880-09-6

About the Author

Ben Carniol

Ben Carniol was born in 1937 and immigrated to Canada in 1947, where he became a social worker. He is the author of Case Critical: Social Services and Social Justice in Canada, is professor emeritus at Toronto Metropolitan University, was a scholar-in-residence at Laurier University’s Indigenous Field of Study program and the recipient of an honorary life membership for distinguished contributions to social work education in Canada by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education. 

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