Canadian veteran’s photos of Bergen-Belsen revealed for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

And, as many Canadian airmen said after they liberated concentration camps, they never forgot what they saw. But Montreal electrician Ben Delson of the RCAF went one step further; he had a camera, and his black and white photos from Belsen show the mass graves, while others show bodies in shrouds before burial, and one shows a sign indicating the location of mass grave #7.

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Join me in Normandy for D-Day 75 in June 2019 for a Canadian Jewish commemoration tour

The brochure is ready! The phone lines are open. And there are 10 spots left in this exciting and historic opportunity. Be a part of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Join me and Rabbi Jarrod Grover of Beth Tivkvah Synagogue for an unforgettable WWll Normandy battlefields tour, from a Canadian Jewish perspective.

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Book launch in Toronto for Double Threat on V-E Day May 8, 2018

Official Toronto launch of “Double Threat” at Beth Tikvah Toronto was on Tuesday night, which was the 73rd anniversary of V-E-Day, May 8. Honoured to meet Ric Levenston, the son of Lt. Col. Gerald Levenston, of Toronto, who handled the German surrender in May 1945. His commanding officer told Levenston “I want a Jew to tell those bastards what to do.”

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Jewish Canadian women in uniform in WWII deserve a nod on International Women’s Day

The nearly 280 Canadian Jewish women who volunteered, put on a uniform, and served in WWII lived their own important wartime experiences, and contributed to help Canada and the Allies win the war, defeat Hitler, and stop the Holocaust. Most of the women also had their own #Time’sUp moments.

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