New exhibit about Jewish WWII soldiers at Veterans Affairs Canada

Canada’s 17,000 Jewish soldiers who served in WWII are finally getting their due at Veterans Affairs Canada. A new web exhibit two years in the making has gone live on the government website Remembering Those Who Served.

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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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Why the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting sounds so familiar

Following the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, not many people know about the historic Canadian anti-semitism against the Jewish community of Quebec City, but it is in my book “Double Threat” about the experiences of Canada’s Jewish community before and during WWII. It is a story my own family knows well.

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