BiographyDavid Ehrlich was born October 26, 1926 in Gherla, Romania into an Orthodox, middle class family. He was deported to Auschwitz in the spring of 1944 and was selected to work as a cabinetmaker. He was sent on a death march in the following January to Mauthausen and was later liberated at Ebensee. He decided to not remain in Hungary after the war and came to Canada under the War Orphans Project. He and his wife, Grace, raised three sons in Saskatchewan before moving to Vancouver.
David Ehrlich is a dedicated student outreach speaker and VHEC Life Fellow recipient in recognition of his special contributions to Holocaust education and remembrance.