Martha Cohen

woman and Holocaust victim

Aged unknown

Martha Ruth Cohen, CM, LLD (née Block; 1920 – February 26, 2015) was a Canadian community activist and philanthropist. She spearheaded a variety of major civic projects, including construction of the $45 million Calgary Centre for the Performing Arts. As chairwoman of the board of directors at Mount Royal College, she oversaw the construction of a new campus and was the first woman to head a higher educational institution in Alberta. She was a member of the Order of Canada and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Calgary in 1982.

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Martha Cohen [full inscription unknown]

English translation: Martha Cohen

Berchtesgadener Str. 37, Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany where they lived