Color photograph. An outdoor scene, in which a family is standing on the grass in front of their house. There are three women and one man. The man is holding up a sign that reads Dec. 30th, 1979. Those depicted in the photograph are Maurice Shenkier, his wife and his two daughters.
Photograph : Paper : b&w ; Ht: 8,5 in. x W: 11 in.
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September 09, 1979
b&w, white border. Outdoors. Photograph taken during ceremony inaugurating the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre (MHMC). Survivors in concentration camp uniforms hold urn of ashes from Auschwitz-Birkenau. The urn was being marched from the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue to the MHMC. In foreground from left: Aba Beer (in suit and tie), Rose Zucker, Esther Wochiniak (holding urn), unidentified woman, Myer Pulvermacher, Issie Veisfeld (in suit and tie, glasses). Behind Myer Pulvermarcher are Founding President Stephen Cummings (left, with beard) and Tibor Weinberger.(right). Narrative: These Montrealers, all survivors of the Holocaust except Stephen Cummings, played a vital role in the creation of the MHMC in 1979.
25 pages, unbound. Includes 20 prints of abstract images of life the Holocaust; b&w, done on a large piece of thick paper. A forward was written by Elie Wiesel and an afterward by Naim Kattan. Each print is signed at the bottom right of the print with 121/160 printed in pencil on the bottom left. A piece of textured vellum separates each print from the other. Housed in a hard-bound, textured, folder with flaps opening on each side.
13 pages. Unbound. The first 3 pages consist of a title pae, table of contents and forward. The remaing 10 pages, printed on glossy cardstock, each have a copy of a hand-drawn image (some in b&w, some in colour); images depict different scenes with people; under each print is the image's title; some images are drawn on the vertical axis, others on the horizontal axis. The prints are housed in a glossy cardstock folder: the top has a drawing of a man, holding a clump of hair, overlapped with the Russian hammer and sickle, made from barbed wire; the title is printed beneath the drawing. At the bottom of the cover is the artist's name, in Hebrew and English, with the years of his life printed below.
In the forefront is a hand, lying open on grass; next to the hand is a photograph of a woman and 2 children; a butterfly is resting on the hand near the thumb. In the background are a group of prisoners, heading towards the horizon, followed by an armed solider. Barbed wire borders the image on the left side.