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Ellin brings ‘Double Threat’ to the Idea Exchange in Cambridge, Ontario Thursday May 16, 2018

May 16 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT

As world leaders prepare to gather in Normandy for the 75th anniversary of D-Day in a few weeks, author and journalist Ellin Bessner brings the story of Canada’s 17,000 Canadian Jewish fighters who helped win the Second World War, defeat Hitler, and rescue the survivors of the Holocaust. They faced a “double threat” because of their religion, not only should they be captured by the Nazis, but also because of the wide spread anti Semitism they encountered at home in Canada, in the barracks and on the battlefield. Some 450 Canadian Jewish men and women did not come back from the war, including a young volunteer with the RCAF, John Galt (yes that was his real name) who was killed in Galt while in training. You will hear about his story.

 

Details

Date:
May 16
Time:
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Website:
https://ideaexchange.org/programs/event/thursday-topic-meet-author-ellin-bessner

Organizer

Gabrielle Clermont
Phone:
226.533.2767
Email:
gclermont@ideaexchange.org
Website:
https://ideaexchange.org/programs/event/thursday-topic-meet-author-ellin-bessner

Venue

Old Post Office
12 Water Street South
Cambridge, Ontario N1R3C5
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Phone:
2265332767
Website:
https://ideaexchange.org/oldpostoffice
Copyright © Ellin Bessner