Item Details

Wrestling With Life: From Hungary to Auschwitz to Montreal

George Reinitz ; with Richard King
Format
Book
Published
Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2017]
Language
English
Series
Footprints Series
Footprints Series (Montréal, Quebec)
ISBN
9780773551374, 0773551379, 9780773551831, 9780773551848
Summary
"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 included working at the tobacco harvest on a farm in Ontario, George found his calling in the furniture business. He formed his own company, Jaymar Furniture, which became a leading manufacturer and a company which still operates successfully in Quebec. Wrestling With Life is a moving account of a child's survival under the most difficult of circumstances. It tells the story of one man's hard-won success as a businessman and an athlete who also devoted himself to philanthropy."--
Description
188 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Statement
Footprints series ; 25
Footprints series (Montréal, Quebec) ; 25
Other Forms
Issued also in electronic format.
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