Local Author Ellin Bessner presents "Double Threat" at the Legion

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Ellin is a journalist and professor and Richmond Hill resident and has spent the past 8 years researching the stories of the 17,000 Canadians of Jewish faith who put on a uniform, helped defeat Hitler, and rescue the survivors of the Holocaust. They did so despite widespread antisemitism at home, and also in the military, and on the battlefield, plus the double threat of being captured by the Nazis and their Jewish identities being discovered. Nearly 450 did not come home, close to 200 earned bravery medals, and hundreds more were wounded or taken prisoner. Their contributions to Canadian history have not been officially recognized by the Canadian government, or history, until now. Peter Mansbridge wrote the back cover of my new book about these stories. It's called "Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military and WWII". 

All are invited to attend this presentation and discussion.

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