Sam and margaret Newman surrounded by their family and the Cote Saint-Luc City Council at last night's public meeting

Sam and Margaret Newman surrounded by their family and the Cote Saint-Luc City Council at last night’s public meeting

 

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as Mayor Mitchell Brownstein premiered an in-house feature he produced together with the talented CSL Communications Director Darryl Levine featuring the life and times of Sam and Margaret Newman.

This short video features the story of the Newmans who barely survived the Shoah and internment at the Auschwitz death camp. Having fled postwar Europe the couple moved to Canada, eventually starting their family in Cote Saint-Luc.

This is a moving and heartfelt production. The Newman’s story, similar to many others in our community, is one of love and defiance over hatred and persecution.

Thank you to the Newmans for bringing their story to life so that future generations may learn and understand. As their daughter, Cote Saint-Luc Public Works Director Bebe Newman said, “My parents taught us how important it is to speak out against intolerance, to be vocal against social injustice and to fight for a better, peaceful world for all people.”

The short version video is above. The full length documentary can be viewed here.

Bravo as well to Mayor Mitchell Brownstein for bringing stories such as these to life through his Youtube channel and that of the City of Cote Saint-Luc.  You can subscribe to both of these channels.

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