Amek Adler z”l

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“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 Regina, Saskatchewan sharing his story. He and Ruth are blessed with two children and four grandchildren.