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The 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Holland and the end of WWII: Ellin speaks at the Scugog Museum
April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
As the world commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, author and journalist Ellin Bessner brings her new book “Double Threat” to the Scugog Shores Museum Village and Archives. As Canada, and indeed the world, marked the end of the fighting in the spring of 1945, 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 uniform spent the spring and summer around V-E day deeply involved in the rescue operations, plus in the tracking down of war criminals. Hear about some of the most famous Jewish Canadians who served, including Monty Hall, Wayne and Shuster, Sen. David Croll, Barney Danson, and more. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.