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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 @ 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 @ 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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Ellin speaks about ‘Double Threat’ at the Markham Public Library Thornhill Community Centre branch

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Thornhill Community Centre Library, 7755 Bayview Ave
Thornhill, Ontario L3T 4P1 Canada
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As the world prepares to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, author and journalist Ellin Bessner brings her new book "Double Threat" to the Markham Public Library. Her book tells us the untold stories of the 17,000 Canadians of Jewish faith who helped defeat Hitler, and rescued the survivors of the Holocaust during WWII.  

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September 2019

Ellin brings ‘Double Threat’ to the Probus Club in Whitby, Sept. 25, 2019

September 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Westminster United Church, 1850 Rossland Road E
Whitby, Ontario Canada
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The PROBUS Club of Whitby Brooklin meets from 10:00 AM to noon, on the 4th Wednesday of every month (except December), in the auditorium of Westminster United Church, Rossland and Garrard Rds., Whitby. We have a large membership of intelligent, dynamic seniors who love to learn, and approximately 120-160 people attend our monthly meetings. https://www.whitbybrooklinprobus.com/speakers.html

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November 2019

Ellin brings ‘Double Threat’ to the Men’s Probus Club of Lindsay, Ontario for Nov. 12, 2019

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Support for the rescue of Europe's Jews came from an unlikely place: the Grand Master of the Oddfellows Grand Lodge of Ontario in Little Britain, Ontario, near Lindsay. It was a big concern for George C. Hall, who wrote to then prime minister Mackenzie King in 1938. (Courtesy Kawartha Lakes Library)     The Men’s Probus Club of Lindsay meets at the local Masonic lodge on Kent street East, directly behind the Academy theatre on Lindsay Street.

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