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Book Launch: My Silent Pledge: A Journey of Struggle, Survival and Remembrance by Sidney J. Zoltak
Date:Thursday, November 21, 2013
Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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Organization: Côte Saint-Luc Public Library and the Yiddish Cultural Committee of the Jewish Public Library
Open to public
Location: Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library
Address: 5851 Cavendish Blvd. , Côte Saint-Luc , QC, CA, H4W 2X8
Contact: Dolores Gutierrez

The library is hosting a book launch in partnership with the Yiddish Cultural Committee of the Jewish Public Library. Author Sidney J. Zoltak will be here to discuss his memoir My Silent Pledge: A Journey of Struggle, Survival and Remembrance. Light refreshments will be served. Free A child survivor, a child of survivors and a grandchild of a survivor, Sidney Zoltak is all these things. His story about a family that struggled and endured, the generosity of those who saved them against all odds, and a vow never to forget is a remarkable journey through the Holocaust into a rich and full life. At eight, Sidney loses a middle class home and goes from the slow death of the ghetto into the terror of hiding in forests, barns and finally, a hole in the ground provided by a Polish family farm. But when war ends, there is no going back. We follow the Zoltak family as they make their way to Italy where young Sidney encounters a generosity of spirit that helps to heal war’s wounds and prepares him for life in Canada. Sidney Zoltak’s chronicle is a lesson in the importance of honouring your story for the generations to come. (Source: Guernica Editions)

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