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David Newman

David Newman describes his experiences in labour and concentration camps including his involvement with the Jewish underground resistance movement.

David Newman was born on December 11, 1919 in Chmielnik, Poland. His father Izchak was a teacher and artist, and his mother Anna was a homemaker. David’s siblings included Lea (born 1917), Fela (born 1925), and Rachel (born 1932). During the Interwar period, David was active in Hashomer Hatzair as well as the Bund.

During the Second World War David was interned in the Staszow ghetto from January 1940 through October 1942. Later, he endured the Skarzysko, Buchenwald and Berga concentration camps. His siblings and father were killed in 1943, and his mother died in 1935.

After being liberated, he resided in the Landsberg Displaced Persons camp. David immigrated to Canada in 1951 and settled in Toronto.

David Newman

Everything was done against, against the Nazi policy. Absolutely!