Niagara Parks Speaker Series Features Survivors Of Second World War Holocaust And Canadian Residential Schools

At Old Fort Erie In Niagara,   – Sunday November 6th At 1 P.M.

An Invite from Ontario’s Niagara Parks Commission

Posted November 2nd, 2016 on Niagara At Large

Fort Erie, Ontario As part of its Old Fort Erie Speakers Series, The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is pleased to announce that on Sunday, November 6, at 1:00 p.m., it will host two guest speakers: Amek Adler, a Polish Holocaust survivor from the Second World War, as well as Bud Whiteye, a Canadian Residential School survivor.

Old Fort Erie at the south end of the Niagara Parksway in the Town of Fort Erie, Ontaro - a historic setting for Niagara Park's speakers' series.

Old Fort Erie at the south end of the Niagara Parksway in the Town of Fort Erie, Ontaro – a historic setting for Niagara Park’s speakers’ series.

Amek Adler was born in Lublin, Poland, in 1928 and grew up in Lodz. After Nazi occupation in 1939, his family escaped to Warsaw and then to Radom. In 1943, Amek was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau, and from there was eventually shipped to Dachau, where his father and one brother perished.

Mr. Adler was liberated on April 28, 1945 and immigrated to Canada in 1954. His participation in the speaker series was arranged through the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre in Toronto, which through its survivor speakers’ bureau, museum and programs generates knowledge and understanding about the Holocaust.

Bud Whiteye is originally from the Delaware Reservation in Moraviantown, located in Chatham-Kent, Ontario and currently lives in Sarnia, Ontario. Mr.

Whiteye was only nine years old when he was removed from his home and sent to the Mohawk Institute Residential School in Brantford, Ontario, which became known as the “Mush Hole”.

Residing at the school from 1955-1961, Mr. Whiteye will share his story of perseverance during his time at the residential school. His participation in the speaker series was arranged with the assistance of The Woodland Cultural Centre, which was established in October 1972, under the direction of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians upon the closure of the Mohawk Institute Residential School.

Event Information

As seating is limited for this free public event, reservations are suggested. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. For more information and to make reservations, please call (905) 871-0540, or register online at NPC’s Old Fort Erie Welcome Centre is located at 350 Lakeshore Road, Fort Erie, Ontario.

The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.

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