Zweig, Seymour

Seymour Zweig was born in 1921 in Lodz, Poland. After the Nazis invaded, Zweig was forced to flee to Russia, where he spent the remainder of the war. In Russia, he joined the army and did war work in an aluminum factory, where he even worked alongside German prisoners of war. After the war, Zweig wrote a letter to the Jewish Congress in Toronto and was able to emigrate to Canada in April 1948, where he eventually took on a career running his own paint store.  Seymour was interviewed at Baycrest in December of 2018 by students from Crestwood Preparatory College.