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.