About the Author

Simon Kreindler was born and grew up in Barbados. After completing high school there, he studied medicine at McGill University in Montreal and between 1966 and 1971, trained in adult and child psychiatry at the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas. In 2019, he retired after 48 years in private practice in Toronto, Canada.


In 2013, a long-standing interest in family history led to his writing a memoir for his children and grandchildren incorporating his 40 plus years of genealogy research. 


The stories of his parents' journey from pre-WWII Europe to Barbados inspired him to record the equally fascinating stories of their Ashkenazi Jewish contemporaries on the island as well as the stories of their children who had the good fortune to grow up there. These stories have now been published in “Peddlers All, Stories of the First Ashkenazi Jewish Settlers in Barbados.”