MONTREAL (May. 27)
Three hundred survivors of Nazi concentration camps paid homage to the 6, 000, 000 Jews who perished during World War II at special services held at the Canadian Legion Headquarters here today.
Representatives of the City of Montreal, Quebec Province and the Canadian Federal Government attended and spoke briefly at the service. Commodore Marcel J. A. T. Jette, Chief of the St. Lawrence Command of the Canadian Navy, accepted a plaque from the association which expressed “our eternal gratitude to the men of the Canadian armed forces who fought and gave their lives for our liberty.”
The service was followed by a slow march towards the Dominion Square Cenotaph in Montreal, with mourners carrying signs bearing the names of former concentration camps. About 1, 000 people had joined the procession by the time it arrived at the memorial. Wreaths to the dead were laid, the Last Post was played, and the national anthem was sung. “Let us hope,” said Commodore Jette, “that the history of the world does not repeat itself.”
The meeting was held under the auspices of the Association of Former Concentration Camp Inmates to commemorate the 19th anniversary of freedom from Nazi oppression under the motto, “Homage to the Dead–Warning to the Living.”