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Sidney Zoltak Featured in CBC Documentary

Sidney Zoltak’s story, written about in his recent memoir My Silent Pledge, will be featured in The National on June 4th, 2014 in the special CBC documentary Canadian Holocaust Survivor Reunites with his Rescuer.My Silent Pledge

The documentary follows the story of Sidney Zoltak as he returns to his childhood town of Siemiatycze, Poland. CBC documents his reunion with the heroic Krynski family, who provided underground shelter to Sidney and his family for 14 months. The film revisits the hiding place that spared their lives from the Nazis.  From there Sidney joins the March of the Living with over 10,000 young people from around the world, including 800 Canadian students, survivors, and chaperones, for an emotional journey through Warsaw, Krakow and Lublin — once bustling centres of Jewish life and culture. They also visit sites of the Holocaust including the death camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, where Sidney’s family was imprisoned and Treblinka, where almost all of Sidney’s hometown was murdered. On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Sidney accompanied students on a defiant march from Auschwitz-Birkenau — the largest killing field in the history of humanity — in memory of all victims of Nazi genocide and against prejudice, intolerance and hate.

Sidney Zoltak’s memoir, My Silent Pledge, has been described as

 “Powerful and evocative”

“riveting and revealing”

“A moving and memorable eyewitness memoir”

For more information about the book, or to buy your copy, you can visit the Guernica Editions Website.

Canadian Holocaust Survivor Reunites with his Rescuer is part of CBC’s coverage on the historical events surrounding D-Day, June 6, 1944, 70 years ago.  The documentary will air on Wednesday, June 4th during the second half of the CBC’s The National (10:00-11:00pm), and on CBC News Network (9:30pm), as part of CBC’s special series on the anniversary of D-Day. For those who are unable to watch it, it can be viewed online at:

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