John Chisling, a resident of Prince Edward County, Ontario arranged for the memorial stone in honour of the downed Canadian Jewish airman who was killed in action over Germany in March 1945.
Don Cherry has a long history of supporting Canada’s first responders and military. He tarnishes his work by attacking immigrants, who he thinks don’t appreciate Remembrance Day.
It is a message we should heed during Remembrance Week, when Canadians hold parades and solemn ceremonies at local cenotaphs to honour the soldiers who died in war, and also the surviving veterans. It is not enough to not forget. Be active in your remembrance.
Canada’s 17,000 Jewish soldiers who served in WWII are finally getting their due at Veterans Affairs Canada. A new web exhibit two years in the making has gone live on the government website Remembering Those Who Served.
Esther Thorley’s brother Meyer Bubis, who was eleven years older than her, had enlisted in the Toronto-based Royal Regiment of Canada on Sept. 7, 1939, mere days after Hitler’s Nazi forces had invaded Poland to start WWll. Bubis would eventually be part of the ill-fated Allied raid on Dieppe, France in August 1942. After he was killed, Thorley waited for her eighteenth birthday in June 1943, and enlisted. She was one of only 270 Canadian Jewish women to wear a uniform for Canada in WWll. Thorley, an Ajax, Ontario resident, died suddenly on Feb. 13, 2018.
A Toronto artist’s year-long quest to learn the identity of the gregarious Jewish war veteran whose portrait she’d painted last year, brought her and the canvas to a boardroom at Baycrest Hospital last Sunday. There, at the regular monthly meeting of the Royal Canadian Legion Wingate Branch 256, comprising Jewish Second World War and Korean War veterans, the portrait of Jerry Rosenberg found a permanent home.
Tickets are still available for the event: Friday 11thNovember 2016 “How Canada’s Jews Fought WWII” Remembrance Day Service, Shabbat…
Double Threat is a journalistic look at the untold stories of the Jewish Canadian men and women who served in uniform during the dark years of the last great war.
Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong(courtesy Commonwealth War Graves Commission website) Timing is everything. And the Internet is a miraculous…