Pastor Rudy Fidel and his wife Gina were so impressed with Cantor Kraus’ memoir of his life experiences “Moshele: Der Zinger: How My Singing Saved My Life,” that they organized a week of events for Cantor Moshe Kraus and his wife Rivka to promote his book and speak in Winnipeg.
On Wednesday, September 12, 2017, Cantor Moshe Kraus, age 95, spoke to a gym full of students at the Shaftesbury Public High School. This event was a response to an antisemitic incident that had occurred in the school.
At 10:35 min, in the video below, the Cantor relates a shocking incident where he almost died while serving as a Jewish slave labourer in the Bor coal mining camp during World War ll.
After the talk, the students enveloped him with warmth and admiration for speaking out and sharing his experience with them. This event was broadcast on the CBC evening news that same evening.
On Sunday morning, Cantor Kraus was welcomed at Faith Temple by Pastor Rudy, Indian Chief Baird and Chief of Chiefs, Jerry Daniels, and a Klezmer band. At 10:35 min into the event seen below, Cantor Kraus shares another of his many stories about a Hungarian Bishop who visited him during the German occupation of Hungary during WWll.
Moshe Kraus has published a memoir called Moshele der Zinger: How my singing Saved My Life, where he shares his miraculous life story.