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May 2020

Ellin speaks at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Saturday May 9, 2020 about V-E Day in WWII

May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, 9280 Airport Rd,
Mount Hope, Hamilton, Ontario L0R 1W0 Canada
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As the world commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two, author and journalist Ellin Bessner brings her new book "Double Threat" to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton. As Hamilton and indeed, the world marked the end of the fighting, hundreds of Canadian airmen and soldiers were still hard at work overseas with a new humanitarian mission: rescuing the survivors of the Holocaust,  including in Germany at the site of the notorious Nazi death camp Bergen-Belsen.

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Ellin speaks to the NCJW Orah branch May 19 about the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII and the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

When the Canadian troops began cleaning out the remnants of Nazi Germany’s occupation forces across Holland in the spring and summer of 1945, they were met with joyous welcomes by the Dutch people who had endured starvation and brutality under Hitler’s forces. But the Canadians also came face to face with the truth about the fate of Europe’s Jewish community, as they liberated concentration camps and Nazi death camps from the defeated German guards. Journalist and author Ellin Bessner’s book “Double…

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Ellin speaks at St. James Church in Orillia, Ontario, May 24, 2020 about the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII in Europe

May 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
St James Anglican Church, 58 Peter Street North
Orillia, Ontario L3V 6J6 Canada

"He wanted to take them all: How Canadian soldiers in WWII Rescued the Survivors of the Holocaust" As Canada, and indeed the world, marked the Liberation of Holland and V-E Day in the spring of 1945, thousands of Canadian military personnel were still hard at work overseas, but some, in particular those of Jewish faith, had a new, humanitarian mission: rescuing the survivors of the Hitler's Final Solution. From helping to restore Jewish places of worship in freed Dutch cities…

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June 2020

‘He wanted to save them all’: How Canadian soldiers liberated Europe + met the Holocaust Liberation75

June 1
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

For Liberation75, Ellin will share stories of how Canada's fighting men in uniform acted with great compassion on their sacred mission as liberators of Europe, and their efforts in the face of the horrors of the Final Solution. With the participation of Bob Delson, son of an RCAF photographer at Bergen-Belsen, and the children of Jack Marcovitch, and others.

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Ellin speaks to the Naamat Toronto group on June 4, 2020

June 4 @ 7:30 pm EDT
Borochov Centre, 272 Codsell Avenue
Toronto,
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Na'amat is a charitable organization that supports Women and Children primarily in Israel and Canada. We provide day cares, women's shelters, legal aid, scholarships, and much more. Click here for Naamat Toronto profile.

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Ellin speaks in Aurora June 24 about the Liberation of Holland in WWII and the Canadian Jewish fighters who were there

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Aurora Historical Society, 15372 Yonge Street
Aurora, Ontario L4G1N8 Canada
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When the Canadian troops began cleaning out the remnants of Nazi Germany's occupation forces across Holland in the spring and summer of 1945, they were met with joyous welcomes by the Dutch people who had endured starvation and brutality under Hitler's forces. But the Canadians also came face to face with the truth about the fate of Europe's Jewish community, as they liberated concentration camps and Nazi death camps from the defeated German guards. Journalist and author Ellin Bessner's book…

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September 2020

Ellin speaks to the Jewish Geneological Society of Toronto Sept. 23, 2020 about how to find Canadian war service records

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Shaarei Shomaim Synagogue, Toronto, 470 Glencairn Ave
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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October 2020

Ellin brings the story of the end of WWII and the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Holland to the Cambridge Probus Club

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Ararat Youth Centre, 35 International Drive
Cambridge, Ontario Canada
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