Name Erwin Schild
|Synagogue Adath Israel Congregation|
Born March 9, 1920 (age 95) Cologne, Germany (1920-03-09)
Books The very narrow bridge: a memoir of an uncertain passage
Holocaust survivor Erwin Schild remembers the burning of books
Erwin Schild, (born March 9, 1920) is a Canadian Conservative rabbi and author.
Born in Cologne, Germany, a Holocaust survivor of the Dachau concentration camp, he is the author of World Through My Window (ISBN 0-9696226-0-0) and his autobiography The very narrow bridge: a memoir of an uncertain passage (ISBN 0-9696226-1-9). In September 1947, he became the Rabbi of Adath Israel Congregation in Toronto, Ontario and was appointed Rabbi Emeritus upon his retirement in 1989.
In 2001, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honour, for "improving dialogue between the Christian and Jewish faiths, promoting harmony at home and abroad". In 2000, he was awarded the Officer's Cross (Offizierkreuz) of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.