Sidney Finkel was born as Sevek Finkelstein in Piotrkow, Poland before WWII. Throughout the war, he experienced abandonment, tragedy, and even kindness. Sidney lied about his age on multiple occasions in order to survive. He worked in factories and labor camps for the Germans and used to wits to survive. Sidney went to multiple camps to work, and in the end of the war was liberated. After the war, Sidney was able to go to boarding school in England to get an education, and eventually immigrate to the United States to work as a manager. He resides in Arizona today where he tells his story in order to promote tolerance.