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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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‘A score to settle with Hitler’: Ellin brings the story of Canada’s 17,000 Jewish WWII servicemen to the Royal Canadian Military Institute

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Royal Canadian Military Institute, 426 University Avenue
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When most people think about Jews and the Second World War, they think about the victims of the Holocaust. But now a new book by Canadian journalist Ellin Bessner tells the untold story of how and why more than 17,000 Canadian Jews put on a uniform and served in the war, as the liberators. And how Canada's tiny Jewish community mobilized men, money, and equipment to win the war.

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Ellin speaks to Rose Reisman’s monthly lecture series ‘Rosebuds’ in Toronto, on Monday Nov. 18, 2019

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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Staff Sergeant Miriam "Mimi" Freedman, born in Montreal, served overseas in London, France, Belgium and Germany during WWII. (Courtesy Ruth Elias) Section Officer Rose J. Goodman, of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. (Courtesy Claresholm Museum) Rabbi Sam Cass leads a group of Canadian Jewish military personnel during a Passover seder in Germany, in March 1945. (Courtesy Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives) (courtesy City of Cote Saint-Luc) Pvt. Bert Smits, dressed as Miss Toronto, wins "Queen Esthere" contest at the Montreal Jewish…

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