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Ellin speaks at the Probus Club of Dundas, Ontario 10 a.m. May 28, 2018
May 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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. The Jewish community of Hamilton sent an important contingent to the war, including from the Balinson family. You will meet special guests Dr. Alex Balinson, and his uncle Morley Balinson.
Double Threat is available to order on Indigo, Amazon, and Target. And at A Different Drummer Books in Burlington.
For further reading, check the author’s website: https://ellinbessner.com/