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Ellin speaks at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Saturday May 9, 2020 about V-E Day in WWII
May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
As the world commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two, author and journalist Ellin Bessner brings her new book “Double Threat” to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton. As Hamilton and indeed, the world marked the end of the fighting, hundreds of Canadian airmen and soldiers were still hard at work overseas with a new humanitarian mission: rescuing the survivors of the Holocaust, including in Germany at the site of the notorious Nazi death camp Bergen-Belsen. From the small gestures like donating red lipstick to the survivors to taking Jewish orphans on picnics, many Canadians in the RCAF spent the spring and summer after V-E day deeply involved in the rescue operations, plus in the tracking down of war criminals. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.