Paul Rosner was born into a Jewish family in Bucharest, Romania in the interwar years. His family was leading a comfortable life, something that changed with the arrival of the Nazis and WW2. As the discrimination and violence escalated, Paul’s parents made the decision to leave Romania. Two efforts to go to France were unsuccessful, so the family made the decision to go to Palestine. There they participated in the creation of Israel, also a difficult experience. Eventually the Rosners made it to Canada, where Paul continued to both work and study, and to build a life for his own family.
Paul was interviewed for this project by his grandson Jordan in 2007; this is one of the first projects completed for Crestwood’s Oral History Project.