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Montreal Holds Communal Services; Mayor Issues Special Proclamation

April 10, 1964
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Commual services were held in the Chevra Kadisha-B’nai Jacob Synagogue today in commemoration of the 21st anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Mayor Jean Drapeau had proclaimed the day as Remembrance Day in a ceremony at City Hall, declaring that the struggle of the doomed Warsaw Ghetto Jews had “a universal significance which must be recalled and appreciated by all freedom-loving citizens in every part of the world. “

The city-wide observance was sponsored by the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Labor Zionist movement, the Mizrachi Organization, the Zionist Organization of Canada, the Federation of Polish Jews, the Association of Bergen Belsen Survivors and the Association of Former Concentration Camp Inmates.

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