Philip Riteman is one of the last-living Holocaust survivors with a connection to Newfoundland and Labrador.
Riteman was born in Poland 89 years ago. He spent most of World War II in brutal Nazi concentration camps.
Riteman emigrated to Newfoundland in 1946 where he lived for 35 years, building a business and raising a family. Most of Riteman's Newfoundland friends and associates knew he was Jewish, and originally from Poland. He told almost no one he survived the Holocaust.
For the past two decades, Riteman has been speaking to groups all over Atlantic Canada about his Holocaust experience. He hopes that by talking about that horrible time, he can help prevent another atrocity from happening.
In his speeches, Riteman talks about how his new life in Newfoundland helped him recover his own humanity.
The CBC's Heather Barrett prepared two radio documentaries about Riteman's work. We have married those documentaries with current images as well as archival photographs in this presentation.