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February 2021

Ellin speaks to Canadian Na’amat groups about the role of Jewish women in winning WWll

February 7, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
ZOOM for the Calgary Naamat group, sbsacks@shaw.ca
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Ellin Bessner will take you on a fascinating journey to meet the Canadian Jewish heroines, both at home and at the front, who helped Canada win WWII. Their contributions to history have never been properly recognized.

You will “meet” Bessner’s own great-aunt, Cpl. Daisy Lazare, who served in Ottawa, along with Sgt. Miriam Freedman, who went overseas with Normandy Landings in 1944, S/O Rose Goodman, who served in Claresholm, Alberta and Pt. Esther (Bubis) Thorley, serving in Vancouver, as well as the legions of Jewish women volunteers who raised funds, packed boxes, made sandwiches and even built the bombs.

Bessner is the author of “Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military and WWIl” (2019, University of Toronto Press) and a contributing author to "Northern Lights: A Canadian Jewish History" (2020, Lola Stein Institute).

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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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