In 2007 WLU Press published 163256: A Memoir of Resistance, a book by Michael Englishman, a Toronto man who had survived the Holocaust in Europe in the Second World War. His story was moving and inspirational, and it was an honour to have met him and to have been a part of his quest to rid the world of prejudice. He was passionate about that subject and spent a large part of his time volunteering at Toronto’s Holocaust Centre and going out to schools to talk to children about the war and about racism. Michael passed away in the summer of 2007, just months after his book was published and launched to a large crowd at Israel’s Bookstore.
Recently the Canadian Jewish News reported that his great-granddaughter, Morgan Kaufman, had completed the March of the Living and delivered two copies of the book to the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Poland. We’re so pleased that Michael’s book will reach such a wide audience in this center. You can read the entire story here.