McGuinty Government Honours Holocaust Survivors



    Premier McGuinty Pays Tribute To Survivors At Annual Ceremony

    TORONTO, April 30 /CNW/ -

    NEWS

    Premier Dalton McGuinty joined the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem in
honouring 12 Holocaust survivors who have made contributions to their
communities and Ontario.
    The Premier, the Consul General of Israel, Amir R. Gissin, Minister of
Citizenship and Immigration, Michael Chan, and MPP for York Centre, Monte
Kwinter, presented each honouree with a scroll.

    QUOTES

    "The Holocaust was a dark chapter of human history, and those who
survived emerged even stronger than before. They imagined a better life for
themselves and their families, and then realized that vision. Ontario has been
the beneficiary because not only have they survived, they have thrived and
that's what we're honouring - and grateful for - today."
    - Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario

    "We must never forget the Holocaust. As today's youth grow older, and
farther away from the Second World War, it becomes even more important to
share the stories and triumphs of its survivors, and to lovingly remember all
those who perished during this tragedy."
    - Michael Chan, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

    "What touches me most hearing the stories of our Holocaust survivors is
how they persevered even against such terrible odds. They came to Ontario with
little more than they could carry, and raised beautiful families, started
successful businesses and helped build our great province to what it has
become today."
    - Monte Kwinter, MPP York Centre

    
    QUICK FACTS

    -   The mission of Yad Vashem is to ensure that future generations will
        know what befell the Jewish People and so many others through
        education, research and remembrance.

    -   The Premier, Minister Chan, MPP Kwinter and the Canadian Society for
        Yad Vashem presented scrolls to the following individuals:

        Fay Goldlist                  Jack Mudryk
        Peter Jablonski               Elly Gotz
        Pinchas Gutter                Shoshana Rotenberg
        Wolf (Bill) Rotman            Edith Weiss
        Ernst Weiss                   Helen Sonshine
        Frida Lebovici                Zelda Rosenfeld

    LEARN MORE

    Find out more about the Canadian Society for Yad
Vashem(http://www.yadvashem.ca/).

    Read the stories
(news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2009/04/biographies-of-holocaust-survivors-4.html) of
the honourees.

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For further information:

For further information: David Eisenstadt, Canadian Society for Yad
Vashem, (416) 696-9900 ext. 36, deisenstadt@tcgpr.com

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