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Wrestling with life : from Hungary to Auschwitz to Montreal / George Reinitz with Richard King

Publication | Library Call Number: DS135 H93 R456 2017

"Wrestling With Life is the autobiography of George Reinitz. George was 12 years old when he and his family were taken from their home in Hungary and deported to Auschwitz. George recounts experiences in one of the worst places humans ever created, how he learned and used survival skills, skills that he later applied to building his business . Following his liberation from Auschwitz George made his way back to his home town of Szikszo, Hungary. He remained there for a few years and then made his way to Canada as part of the Orphans' Project. He arrived in Canada in 1948 with nothing in his pockets but his hands. George settled in Montreal and accomplished a great deal. He became a world class wrestler; he competed in international events and became the flag bearer for the Canadian team at the Maccabiah games in 1957--less than ten years after arriving in Canada. George started working immediately upon his arrival in Canada; his first job was at the Richstone Bakery. After working at a number of jobs which i.

Book cover
Series
Footprints series ; 25
Footprints (Cheltenham, England) ; 25.
Format
Book
Author/Creator
Reinitz, George, 1932- author.
Published
Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2017]
©2017
Locale
Hungary
Québec (Province)
Montréal
Hongrie
Szikszó (Hungary)
Montréal (Québec)
Québec
Language
English
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