HUMANITY IN DOUBT
Reflections and Essays
Born in Drohobycz, Poland, Philip, along with his parents, his brother, and his sister, was first placed in a ghetto and then separated from his family; during the war, he was imprisoned in a succession of three labour camps and two concentration camps, and finally liberated by the American from Matthausen in 1945. Philip Weiss has made it his life’s work to testify to history by bearing personal witness to the devastation of the Holocaust.
In all of his work, he was promoted the values of tolerance and respect for all other groups. In recognition of his outstanding contributions in the field of Holocaust education in Manitoba, Philip Weiss was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws, by the University of Winnipeg in 2003, and many other accolades over the years including, in 1991, the Prix Manitoba by the provincial government for distingushed service in cross-cultural awareness, and the 2006 Canada Peace prize medal from the Young Men’s and Young Women’s Christian Association of Winnipeg (Manitoba).