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CNHS - Lillian Bilsky Freiman - Ottawa, Ontario
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N 45° 25.096 W 075° 41.375
18T E 446047 N 5029647
Quick Description: This plaque, in tribute to Lillian Bilsky Freiman, is located on Somerset Street West, in Ottawa. Cette plaque, en hommage à Lillian Bilsky Freiman, est située sur la rue Somerset Ouest, à Ottawa.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 5/17/2019 4:28:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM10JTF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BCandMsKitty
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Long Description:
Inscription on the plaque:

Lillian Bilsky Freiman
(1885-1940)

Benefactor and activist Lillian Freiman worked tirelessly to improve the lives of Canadians. Born to Moses and Pauline Bilsky in Mattawa, Ontario she married Ottawa businessman A.J. Frieman in 1903. While living here, she forged intercultural ties through community Service. Her numerous charitable efforts included fund raising for First World War veterans by selling the first Canadian poppies, made in her living room. A gifted organizer, she led the expansion of Hadassah-WIZO as president (1919-1940) and helped rescue Jewish orphans. Freiman was the first Jewish Canadian to receive the Order of the British Empire.

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Inscription sur la plaque:

Lillian Bilsky Freiman
(1885-1940)

Cette philanthrope et militante oeuvra sans relâche à améliorer la vie des ses concitoyens. Fille de Moses et Pauline Bilsky née à Mattawa, Ontario, elle épouse l’homme d’affaires d’Ottawa A.J. Freiman en 1903. Elle forge des liens interculturels par ses oeuvres de charité dont la vente des premiers coquelicots canadiens, fabriqués ici sans son salon, au profit des anciens combattants de la Première Guerre mondiale. Organisatrice douée, elle mène l’Expansion d’Hadassah-WIZO, qu’elle préside de 1919 à 1940, et aide à secourir des orphelins polonais. Elle est la première Juive Canadienne à recevoir l’Ordre de l’Empire Britannique.

Renseignements additionnels: (visit link)
Classification: National Historic Person

Province or Territory: Ontario

Location - City name/Town name: Ottawa

Link to Parks Canada entry (must be on www.pc.gc.ca): [Web Link]

Link to HistoricPlaces.ca: Not listed

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