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January 2019

Ellin and Holocaust Survivor Max Eisen speak at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto

January 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Canadian Forces College Armour Heights Officers Mess, 215 Yonge Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5M3H9 Canada

On the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day,  author and journalist Ellin Bessner will bring the story of the Canadian Jewish military personnel who fought for Canada in WWII, helped defeat Hitler and, rescued the survivors of the Holocaust. These 17,000 Canadians of Jewish faith were serving not only for King and Country, but also on a sacred mission to try to stop the Holocaust and save the Jewish people of Europe. Sadly, they arrived too late, for the most…

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February 2019

Ellin Speaks to National Council of Jewish Women Thornhill branch Feb. 6, 2019

February 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Private event. 7:30 p.m.

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Ellin brings “Double Threat” to the University of Toronto Lecture Series in Oakville Feb. 25, 2019.

February 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
The Oakville Club, 56 Water Street
Oakville, Ontario Canada
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The University of Toronto Lecture Series features leading scholars, thinkers and experts who address an eclectic range of topics in an accessible one-hour format. Come hear their thoughtful insights, critical analyses and provocative ideas. A brief question and answer period follows each presentation. The series is offered online, and in Markham, Oakville and at the University of Toronto St. George campus. In-class students at all venues get free access to the St. George lectures online.

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Ellin brings “Double Threat” to the University of Toronto Lecture Series at St. George Campus Feb. 27, 2019 @ 1 p.m.

February 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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The University Lecture Series features leading scholars, thinkers and experts who address an eclectic range of topics in an accessible one-hour format. Come hear their thoughtful insights, critical analyses and provocative ideas. A brief question and answer period follows each presentation. The series is offered online, and in Markham, Oakville and at the University of Toronto St. George campus. In-class students at all venues get free access to the St George lectures online.

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Ellin brings “Double Threat” to the University of Toronto Lecture Series in Markham Thursday Feb. 28, 2019 at 12:30 pm

February 28, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Boulevard,
Markham, Ontario L3R 9W3 Canada
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The University Lecture Series features leading scholars, thinkers and experts who address an eclectic range of topics in an accessible one-hour format. Come hear their thoughtful insights, critical analyses and provocative ideas. A brief question and answer period follows each presentation. The series is offered online, and in Markham, Oakville and at the University of Toronto St. George campus. In-class students at all venues get free access to the St. George lectures online.

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March 2019

Ellin speaks at the St. Lawrence Supper Club in Toronto March 25, 2019

March 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Hot House Restaurant, 35 Church Street
Toronto, Ontario aM5E1T3 Canada
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April 2019

Ellin brings ‘Double Threat’ to the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies in Waterloo

April 3, 2019 @ 12:00 am EDT

As part of the for the 2018-2019 academic year, Ellin joins the roster of historians for Wilfred Laurier University's Military History Speaker Series.  Details to follow TBA. The Laurier Military History Speaker Series has been running for twenty-five years and is part our mandate to make the latest scholarship in Canadian military history available to the public in an accessible format. The Series runs each Fall and Winter, featuring a total of six historians throughout the calendar year. Events are hosted…

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Ellin speaks at the Richmond Hill Historical Society April 15, 2019 7:30 p.m.

April 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, Wallace Hall, 10066 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 1T8 Canada
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Richmond Hill resident and author/journalist Ellin Bessner brings the untold stories of the 17,000 Canadians of Jewish Faith who served in the Second World War. They faced a "double threat" as Mackenzie King told them: not only were they fighting for King and Country, but also for the survival of the Jewish People in the face of Hitler's Final Solution. And they themselves faced great personal danger, should they be captured by the Nazis, and their own Jewish identity be…

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May 2019

Ellin brings ‘Double Threat’ to the Probus Club of Aurora for V-E Day May 8, 2019.

May 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Royal Canadian Legion Aurora, 105 Industrial Parkway North
Aurora, Ontario L4H3H1 Canada
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Ellin brings ‘Double Threat’ to the Idea Exchange in Cambridge, Ontario Thursday May 16, 2018

May 16, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Old Post Office, 12 Water Street South
Cambridge, Ontario N1R3C5
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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…

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