Weizman Artefacts and Family

‘Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre Museum’ Exhibition

Weizman Artefacts

Top Row – left- Photo of Rabbi Peretz Weizman and his wife, Rivka in Germany prior to their departure to Winnipeg in 1953.

Right – Commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Rabbi Weizman is third from the right. Taken in 1972, the photo commemorates the annual ceremony at the start of Shoah week when Enniskillen Avenue is renamed “Avenue of the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes.”

Second and third rows– Artefacts donated by Rabbi Weizman including: an account book from the pharmaceutical supply house that the Weizman family had run before the war listing purchases and prices of various pharmaceutical items; postcards and letters in Yiddish, Polish and German; a “Family Book”, which included marriage and birth certificates; a prayer book from the Lodz Ghetto that had belonged to Rabbi Weizman’s brother, Jeshua, who perished in the Holocaust; and Rabbi Weizman’s own school prayer book from the Lodz ghetto (c. 1941).

Weizman Family

Three generations of the Weizman family, Lodz Ghetto, 1942. Sadly, almost all were eventually murdered. Peretz Weizman is standing, second from the right.