Paul Heimann, A Kind from Vienna, speaks

by Heimann, Paul; Published by Crestwood School (2016)

Paul Heimann was born in Austria in 1923. When the Anschluss took place, Paul and his parents found themselves at the centre of Hitler’s ambitions, and they felt the full weight of Nazism with the Kristallnacht. Their synagogue was burned, and the stormtroopers prevented the fire department from taking action. Paul’s parents saw the writing on the wall, and they arranged to have Paul evacuated, and Paul was fortunate to join the kindertransport. Paul was interviewed by a group of students at Baycrest in September 2016, where he shared his story, and even played a few tunes for them.