Mendel Glick

Full name: Mendel Glick

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Following World War II (where he survived five and a half years in Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps), he began cooking in a German bakery for American soldiers. There he learned the art of making bagels, which he brought with him to Australia in 1949.

You may know them from

  • Glicks Cakes & Bagels (owner, baker)
  • SBS TV Show: The Food Lovers' Guide to Australia (series 2, episode 9 "Bagels")


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  • Although now in his 70s, he still regularly works six days (around 70 hours) a week.
  • As he was taken away from school at a young age, has had to overcome the challenge of not having learned to read or write.


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