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The Resource Wrestling with life : from Hungary to Auschwitz to Montreal, George Reinitz with Richard King

Wrestling with life : from Hungary to Auschwitz to Montreal, George Reinitz with Richard King

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Wrestling with life : from Hungary to Auschwitz to Montreal
Title
Wrestling with life
Title remainder
from Hungary to Auschwitz to Montreal
Statement of responsibility
George Reinitz with Richard King
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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."--
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Summary
George Reinitz, the Holocaust survivor, tells the story of his life, who won success as a businessman and athlete.
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10578879
Cataloging source
NLC
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1932-
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Reinitz, George
Dewey number
940.53/18092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
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King, Richard
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Footprints series
Series volume
25
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  • Reinitz, George
  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Businesspeople
  • Wrestlers
  • Philanthropists
Target audience
adult
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from Hungary to Auschwitz to Montreal
Label
Wrestling with life : from Hungary to Auschwitz to Montreal, George Reinitz with Richard King
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn982091598
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
[viii], 188 pages, 11, 11 pages of plates
Isbn
9780773551374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982091598
Label
Wrestling with life : from Hungary to Auschwitz to Montreal, George Reinitz with Richard King
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn982091598
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
[viii], 188 pages, 11, 11 pages of plates
Isbn
9780773551374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982091598

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