Why it’s important to remember the Holocaust: Ellin on CTV News

With antisemitism on the rise in Canada, and around the world, “Double Threat” author Ellin Bessner tells CTV News why it is important to remember the 17,000 Canadian Jewish soldiers who helped stop Hitler and win WWII, and rescue the survivors of the Holocaust.

Ellin was on a speaking tour through the Maritimes in May 2019 for the Atlantic Jewish Council. She spoke in Halifax at the Canadian Museum of Immigration Pier 21, plus in Moncton, N.B., and in Sydney, N.S.

Ellin being interviewed by Paul Hollinsgworth of CTV News. Halifax May 2, 2019.

See the CTV News story here.

Watch the CTV Morning Live interview here with Ellin and host Cyril Linney:

TV News interview
Ellin being interviewed May 2, 2019 by Cyril Lunney about Holocaust Remembrance Day
(Courtesy CTV News)

And here is the coverage by the Cape Breton Post newspaper of my talk at the century-old Temple Sons of Israel Synagogue in Sydney, N.S. on May 5.

Tombstone of 1st Lt. Archie (Cohen) Cummings, killed in China in WWll with the U.S. Army Air Force “Flying Tigers”, from Cape Breton, N.S. Photo of his grave in the Sydney, N.S. Jewish cemetery. (Ellin Bessner photo).


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