Seiler, Paul

Paul Seiler is the grandfather of Crestwood student Ben Sharer, who interviewed him for this project in February 2014.  Paul grew up against the backdrop of wartime Romania, where he and his family were fortunate to survive the Holocaust.  Paul remembers wearing the yellow star, and the deportation of many family and friends to the labour camps.  He personally survived a harrowing train journey where he and his family were able to survive a German attack.  Following the war Paul stayed in Romania for a time, later making his way to Israel, where he fought in the Yom Kippur War.  He and his wife later came to Canada, where their children and grandchildren live.