4 Jews Honored in Canada

Four prominent Canadian Jews are among the recipients of The Order of Canada to be awarded this Friday on the occasion of Dominion Day. Named on the list announced by Governor General Ed Schreyer, are Naim Kattan of Ottawa, Max Enkin of Toronto, Jacob Lowy of Montreal and Klaus Goldschlag, the Canadian Ambassador to West Germany.

Kattan, an author and editor and a senior official of the Canada Council, was born in Iraq and was first employed in Canada by the Canadian Jewish Congress. He directed its Cercle Juif de Langue Francaise and is an authority on French and English literature in Canada. One of his books describes growing up as a Jew in Iraq.

Enkin, 84, is a clothing manufacturer who already holds the Order of the British Empire (OBE). He was involved in bringing refugees to Canada after World War II as part of a clothing industry project. He is a past president of the Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto and an officer of the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews.

Lowy, 75, was born in Czechoslovakia. He has donated a valuable collection of Judaica and Judaic artifacts to the National Archives. Ambassador Goldschlag is a member of the family expelled from Germany by the Nazis.

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