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Ellin speaks at the Barbara Frum branch of the Toronto Public Library 6:30 p.m. May 23, 2018
May 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
D-Day and the Untold Stories of Canada’s Jewish Fighters in Uniform in WWII
Canadian author and journalist Ellin Bessner will discuss her new book, “Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military, and World War II.” In her lively, interactive presentation, Ellin will describe her work to research the experiences of more than 17,000 Canadian Jews who donned a uniform in WWII. Until now, Canada hasn’t properly acknowledged the unique experience of this group of servicemen and women, and their important contribution to the Allied victory in the Second World War. They fought from Dunkirk to D-Day and beyond, with a double reason to enlist: they weren’t only fighting for freedom and democracy but also, to save their own people from Hitler’s Final Solution.
Her book is available to order on Indigo, Amazon, and Target.
For further reading, check the author’s website: https://ellinbessner.com/