Lessons in optimism from a Holocaust survivor

Posted on February 5, 2010

Martin Maxwell, 85 accepts honorary degree.

A Toronto businessman who narrowly escaped the Holocaust as a teenager was awarded an honourary diploma from a Summerhill private school this morning. Orphaned at a young age in Austria, Mr. Maxwell left a Vienna orphange at 14 following Kristallnacht, and never received his high school diploma. He narrowly escaped being sent to a concentration camp, where his two younger sisters lost their lives, on a Kindertransport to England.

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