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Born in Cologne, Germany, a Holocaust survivor of the Dachau concentration camp, he is the author of World Through My Window (ISBN 0-9696226-0-0) and his autobiography The very narrow bridge: a memoir of an uncertain passage (ISBN 0-9696226-1-9). In September 1947, he became the Rabbi of Adath Israel Congregation in Toronto, Ontario and was appointed Rabbi Emeritus upon his retirement in 1989.
In 2001, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honour, for "improving dialogue between the Christian and Jewish faiths, promoting harmony at home and abroad". In 2000, he was awarded the Officer's Cross (Offizierkreuz) of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
- "Rabbi Erwin Schild engages in interfaith dialogue". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28.
- "Our History". Adath Israel Congregation. Archived from the original on 2006-05-04.
- Order of Canada citation
- "AWARDS TO CANADIANS". Canada Gazette. Archived from the original on 2009-07-19. Retrieved 2010-04-19.
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