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Double Threat at sea: Ellin speaks aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas
December 26, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Guests aboard one of the world’s largest cruise ships will welcome author and journalist Ellin Bessner as she brings her research and new book, about a generation of Canada’s Jewish fighters, to the Royal Caribbean International’s Allure of the Seas.” Bessner is the author of Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military and WWII, being published by New Jewish Press of the University of Toronto’s Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies.
Dates: Tuesday Dec. 26 at 11:00 a.m. & Friday Dec. 29 at 11:30 a.m. Please check the shipboard daily planner for locations.
The Untold Stories of Canada’s Jewish fighters in Uniform in WWII.
Canadian author and journalist Ellin Bessner will discuss her new book, “Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military, and World War II.” 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. Until now, Canada hasn’t properly acknowledged the unique experience of this group of servicemen and women, and their important contribution to the Allied victory in the Second World War. They fought from Dunkirk to D-Day and beyond, with a double reason to enlist: they weren’t only fighting for freedom and democracy but also, to save their own people from Hitler’s Final Solution.
Her book is available on Indigo, Amazon, and Target.
For further reading, check the author’s website: https://www.ellinbessner.com/