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July 2020

The RCAF’s secret weapon in WWII: 6,000 Jewish personnel. Ellin @ the Air Crew Association July 18, 2020

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Canadian Forces College Officers’ Mess, 215 Yonge Boulevard
Toronto, Ont. M5M 3H9 Canada
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As the world marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain in WWII, author and journalist Ellin Bessner visits the Air Crew Association of Ontario meeting in Toronto, via ZOOM, to share a little known story about how the Allies won the air war.Among the Canadians who volunteered, were 6,000 Jewish personnel who served in the RCAF and RAF. They served at great personal risk, should they be captured, and their faith be discovered by the Nazis. Yet they volunteered, for King and Country, and to save their own people from Hitler's Final Solution. They served despite facing widespread antisemitism at home, from the government of Mackenzie King, and in the very military they signed up to serve.

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September 2020

Ellin speaks to the Jewish Geneological Society of Toronto Sept. 23, 2020 about how to find Canadian war service records

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Shaarei Shomaim Synagogue, Toronto, 470 Glencairn Ave
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Ellin speaks to the Toronto Rotary Club Sept. 25, 2020

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
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October 2020

Ellin speaks to the Canadian Federation of University Women Aurora/Newmarket Branch Oct. 27, 2020

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Royal Canadian Legion Aurora, 105 Industrial Parkway N
Aurora, Ontario Canada
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Ellin brings the story of the end of WWII and the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Holland to the Cambridge Probus Club

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Ararat Youth Centre, 35 International Drive
Cambridge, Ontario Canada
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November 2020

Ellin speaks at the Beaches Hebrew Institute in Toronto Sunday Nov. 8, 2020 on the eve of Remembrance Day

November 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Beaches Hebrew Institute, 109 Kenilworth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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November 2021

Ellin speaks to the Richmond Hill Speakers Series Nov. 4, 2021 at the Richmond Hill Performing Arts Centre

November 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Richmond Hill Performing Arts Centre, 10268 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada
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As the world commemorates the 76th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, and Holocaust Education Week, Canadian author and journalist Ellin Bessner says we still have work to do to fight the rise of antisemitism in our time.  Bessner is the author of “Double Threat”, published by the University of Toronto Press, about the contribution of Canada’s tiny wartime Jewish community to defeating the Nazis. When the prime minister of the day, Mackenzie King, called the Second…

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