Richmond Hill Speaker Series presents: Ellin Bessner: Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military and World War II

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm


This is the last in the 2021 Fall Richmond Hill Speaker Series - offered virtually.

This engaging speaker series is offered to the community as an opportunity to experience continual learning in an accessible format.

An approximate one hour talk, presented on the Zoom platform,  is followed by a Q&A.

This talk is by Ellin Bessner.

Ellin Bessner

Ellin Bessner:  Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military and World War II

Prime Minister Mackenzie King called the Second World War a “double threat” for the Canadian Jewish community.  More than 17,000 Jewish Canadian men and women went to defeat Hitler, but also to rescue their brethren from the Holocaust. And they did so at great personal risk, should their faith be discovered by the Nazis on the battlefield. Journalist and author Ellin Bessner has spent years researching and interviewing Jewish veterans and their families to piece this untold story together.  The result is her book “Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military and World War 11.”
Ellin is a journalist based in Richmond Hill. She hosts the CJN Daily podcast for the Canadian Jewish News and teaches journalism at Centennial College. Her career has taken her around the world as a foreign correspondent for CBC News and CTV News.

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