Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto Vice President – Communications Toronto
Hersz (Jerry) Scherer, the son of Holocaust survivors, was born in 1945, in Siberia. After WWII, he and his parents spent three years in a displaced persons camp, housed in the former barracks of the Waffen-SS. They emigrated to Montreal in 1949. Jerry has degrees from McGill University and the University of Toronto and taught high school mathematics in Toronto. In his retirement, Jerry volunteers for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto and is currently its Vice-President, Communications. He has conducted a vast amount of personal genealogical research, meeting with great success.