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February 2020

Ellin speaks at Flashback February in Picton, Ontario Monday Feb. 17, 2020 about the Fighting Fascism and the Nazis in WWII

February 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Mcaulay Church, 32 Church Street
Picton, Ontario Canada
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https://www.visitpec.ca/pt_events/flashback-february-fighting-fascism-and-the-final-solution/  

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Ellin speaks to the Canadian Club at Century Village East about the end of WWII and Liberation of Holland and Bergen Belsen

February 24, 2020 @ 12:00 am - 7:00 pm EST
Le Club, Activities Room A, 3501 WEST DRIVE
Century VIllage East, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 United States
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March 2020

Ellin speaks about the Liberation of Holland and the end of WWII at a Jewish women’s club March 22, 2019

March 22, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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When the Canadian troops began cleaning out the remnants of Nazi Germany's occupation forces across Holland in the spring and summer of 1945, they were met with joyous welcomes by the Dutch people who had endured starvation and brutality under Hitler's forces. But the Canadians also came face to face with the truth about the fate of Europe's Jewish community, as they liberated concentration camps and Nazi death camps from the defeated German guards. Journalist and author Ellin Bessner's book…

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Ellin brings the story of Canada’s fighting WWII Jewish soldiers to Sarnia on Tuesday March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
Sarnia Kiwanis, 180 College Avenue North
Sarnia, Ontario Canada

When the Canadian troops began cleaning out the remnants of Nazi Germany’s occupation forces across Holland in the spring and summer of 1945, they were met with joyous welcomes by the Dutch people who had endured starvation and brutality under Hitler’s forces. But the Canadians also came face to face with the truth about the fate of Europe’s Jewish community, as they liberated concentration camps and Nazi death camps from the defeated German guards. As the world prepares to mark…

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Ellin speaks to Sarnia Central Forum March 31, 2020 about WWII and Canada’s fighting Jewish soldiers who were there

March 31, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Central Forum Sarnia @ St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 770 Lakeshore Road
Sarnia, Ontario Canada
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As the world prepares to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII, Ellin Bessner will introduce you to some of the Canadians of Jewish faith who were among the liberators. When the Canadian troops began cleaning out the remnants of Nazi Germany’s occupation forces across Holland in the spring and summer of 1945, they were met with joyous welcomes by the Dutch people who had endured starvation and brutality under Hitler’s forces. But the Canadians also came face…

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April 2020

Ellin speaks about the Liberation of Holland and the Holocaust at the Swan Lake Probus Club in Markham, April 8, 2020

April 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
The Swan Club, 100 Lakesidevista Way
Markham, Ontario L6E0B6 Canada
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When most people think about Jews and the Second World War, they think about the victims of the Holocaust. But now a new book by Canadian journalist Ellin Bessner tells the untold story of how and why more than 17,000 Canadian Jews put on a uniform and served in the war, as the liberators. And how Canada’s tiny Jewish community mobilized men, money, and equipment to win the war. These soldiers, airmen and sailers faced widespread anti-Semitism at home, and…

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May 2020

Ellin speaks at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Saturday May 9, 2020 about V-E Day in WWII

May 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, 9280 Airport Rd,
Mount Hope, Hamilton, Ontario L0R 1W0 Canada
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As the world commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two, author and journalist Ellin Bessner brings her new book "Double Threat" to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton. As Hamilton and indeed, the world marked the end of the fighting, hundreds of Canadian airmen and soldiers were still hard at work overseas with a new humanitarian mission: rescuing the survivors of the Holocaust,  including in Germany at the site of the notorious Nazi death camp Bergen-Belsen.

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Ellin speaks to the NCJW Orah branch May 19 about the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII and the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen

May 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

When the Canadian troops began cleaning out the remnants of Nazi Germany’s occupation forces across Holland in the spring and summer of 1945, they were met with joyous welcomes by the Dutch people who had endured starvation and brutality under Hitler’s forces. But the Canadians also came face to face with the truth about the fate of Europe’s Jewish community, as they liberated concentration camps and Nazi death camps from the defeated German guards. Journalist and author Ellin Bessner’s book “Double…

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June 2020

‘He wanted to save them all’: How Canadian soldiers liberated Europe and encountered the Holocaust

June 1, 2020
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

For Liberation75, Ellin will share stories of how Canada's fighting men in uniform acted with great compassion on their sacred mission as liberators of Europe, and their efforts in the face of the horrors of the Final Solution. With the participation of Bob Delson, son of an RCAF photographer at Bergen-Belsen, and the children of Jack Marcovitch, and others.

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Ellin speaks to the Naamat Toronto group on June 4, 2020

June 4, 2020 @ 7:30 pm EDT
Borochov Centre, 272 Codsell Avenue
Toronto,
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Na'amat is a charitable organization that supports Women and Children primarily in Israel and Canada. We provide day cares, women's shelters, legal aid, scholarships, and much more. Click here for Naamat Toronto profile.

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