Glied, Bill

Bill Glied grew up in Serbia, enjoying a good life within his community.  The family had a prosperous business, and Bill had many friends – and he was a skilled goalie on his soccer team.  In April, 1944, that all changed: Bill was deported along with his entire family from his home town of Subotica, Serbia to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where most of the family was murdered. In June 1944, Bill was transferred to the Dachau concentration camp in Germany where he worked as a slave labourer, building the infamous Ringeltaube. He was liberated by the US Army on April 29, 1945, after which followed a long period of recovery. Bill came to Canada as an orphan in 1947. He has spoken at Crestwood many times now, including to his grandson Josh’s Grade 9 class.  He also participated in our 2012 Human Rights Symposium.  Since, he visited the school in February 2014, when he sat down with Asli Inan and Sabrina Wise, and again in 2017, when he was interviewed by Jonah Eichler, Jordy Lax and Sam Frigerio.