A Symphony of Remembrance
Stefan Carter grows up in Warsaw, Poland, between two very different worlds. Barely aware he is Jewish, he and his family are part of a small, assimilated community that is steeped in Polish language, literature and music. But in 1939, when Nazi Germany occupies Poland, Stefan and his family suffer the same fate as the rest of the Jewish community — forced into the Warsaw ghetto and at constant risk of violence and deportation to the Treblinka death camp. Stefan manages to escape the ghetto, but his years in hiding are marked by isolation and the danger of being exposed as a Jew. After the war, Stefan focuses on building a new and meaningful life in Winnipeg, pursuing a career in vascular medicine, developing a passion for classical music and engaging in Holocaust education. In A Symphony of Remembrance, Stefan Carter composes a tribute to his family and friends, and to the brave people who helped him survive. He also sounds an urgent call to learn from the past, acknowledge ongoing human suffering and create a more just future.
Introduction by Katarzyna Person
- At a Glance
- Warsaw ghetto
- False identity
- Arrived in Canada in 1948
- Recommended Ages
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