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Stamp to Commemorate Holocaust

Canadians will be able to reach outside their borders to commemorate the Holocaust when a new stamp is issued this week.

The 45-cent stamp, designed by the Toronto firm Q30 Designs, is inscribed in English and French “The Holocaust 1933-1945.”

The stamp shows a collage of various artifacts from the collection of the Holocaust Education and Memorial Center here, including a yellow Star of David inscribed “Jude,” a passport stamped “J” and the striped uniform of a concentration camp inmate.

The first date of issue marks the 57th anniversary of Kristallnacht, or the “Night of the Broken Glass,” the Nazi anti-Jewish pogrom committed Nov. 9-10, 1938, during which Jews, their property and synagogues were attacked.