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Ellin speaks at Shaare Zion Synagogue about the crash of Nathan Dlusy’s Coastal Command plane in 1944 in Scotland
July 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Just back from a trip to Scotland, Ellin will share the story of a Montreal RCAF airman who was killed in action over Scotland, and the quest by his brother to have Canada award posthumous citizenship to the brave Jewish volunteer. The Dlusys escaped Berlin just before Kristallnacht and were able to flee to Canada. When WWII broke out, young Nathan enlisted, to help save the world from Hitler’s Final Solution. You can read about the tragic accident that cut Dlusy’s life short, in Ellin’s new book “Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military and WWII”. Books will be available for sale at the event. Dlusy was one of more than 17,000 Canadians of Jewish faith who served in WWII, fighting not only antisemitism back home, but also in the ranks, on the battlefields, and, if they were to be captured, by the Nazis.