I had the honour of photographing Tibor ‘Max’ Eisen, a Holocaust survivor who has been working with Western University professor, Amanda Grzyb, on capturing his remarkable story. Hearing about his experience first-hand, and the memories that still keep him up, was powerfully moving.
Tibor ‘Max’ Eisen still wakes from his sleep with the smells of those cattle cars in his nose – the smells of a hundred people wedged in place for three days and three nights. And somewhere in those cars, among all those bodies, strangers and neighbours alike, all saturated in the same rotten stink, was his family. Somewhere, his mother stood with his still-breastfeeding little sister. Somewhere, his brothers, 8 and 10, were terrified among a forest of bodies far bigger than them.
Read the Western News story here.
Find his book, By Chance Alone: A Remarkable True Story of Courage and Survival at Auschwitz here.