Students at five Montreal Jewish high schools hear why 17,000 Canadian Jewish men and women put on a uniform to fight Hitler in the Second World War. Author and journalist Ellin Bessner spoke about her new book “Double Threat”, during an event organized by the Bronfman Jewish Education Centre and CIJA, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs.
I had the honour of interviewing 99-year-old Toronto Jewish war veteran Lorne Winer in front of an audience at the Miles Nadal JCC on November 9, 2016, after the Royal Canadian Legion’s Wingate Branch commemorated Remembrance Day.
Second World War veteran Jim Jenkins says he only hopes no one else has to go through what his generation did. “There just seems to be so much unrest in the world,” he said on Friday, shortly after receiving the Legion of Honour from the French consul general. “Hopefully no one will ever come do what we had to contend with.”