Ms. Anita Neville (Winnipeg South Centre, Lib.)
Mr. Speaker, this week at the convocation ceremonies at the University of Winnipeg, Mr. Philip Weiss, a Holocaust survivor, was presented with an honorary doctorate of laws.
This honour is richly deserved as Mr. Weiss has worked tirelessly to further the education of young people about the Holocaust. He has spoken to thousands of students across Manitoba at both the high school and university levels.
In speaking of why he has undertaken such a task he said “I always maintained a vision of the world past the Holocaust and that is what kept me going”.
He has also generously supported Holocaust education of young people, not only by sponsoring many educational forums, but by providing financial assistance to students to attend the Holocaust museum in Washington, D.C.
On behalf of all Manitobans I would like to extend our congratulations to Dr. Weiss and also thank him for ensuring that the Holocaust is never forgotten.
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