The Cunard liner S.S. Samaria arrived in Nova Scotia with 1,556 passengers at Pier 21. Jim Spatz was one of those passengers. He was less than a year old, travelling with his parents, Simon and Riva, who were Holocaust survivors. Spatz would go on to a successful medical practice in Montreal. Later he would return to Halifax to join his father in his property management and development business called Southwest Properties. He was one of over a million immigrants who landed at Pier 21 between 1921 and 1971. (Photo: Halifax businessman Jim Spatz. Courtesy of Southwest Properties).