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An Evening with Ellin Bessner

On the 73rd anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, VE Day, hear Canadian author and journalist Ellin Bessner as she launches her new book “Double Threat” about the contribution of Canadian Jews in uniform who fought Hitler and helped liberate survivors.  In her lively interactive presentation, Ellin will describe her work to research the experiences of more than 17,000 Canadian Jews who donned a uniform in WWII.

Participation by Jewish War Veterans of Canada.
All are welcome to attend.

“Double Threat is an important book,” says broadcaster Peter Mansbridge. “Bessner’s writing brings this part of our history out of the shadows. All of us owe it to those remarkable men and women to read their stories.”

Ellin’s book is available at fine booksellers including Indigo/Chapters, Amazon, and Israel’s Judaica Centre locations and will be available for purchase and signing at this event. 

Read more about Ellin's book on THE CJN. 

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Later Event: May 8
Choir Rehearsal