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June 2020

‘He wanted to save them all’: How Canadian soldiers liberated Europe + met the Holocaust Liberation75

June 1
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

For Liberation75, Ellin will share stories of how Canada's fighting men in uniform acted with great compassion on their sacred mission as liberators of Europe, and their efforts in the face of the horrors of the Final Solution. With the participation of Bob Delson, son of an RCAF photographer at Bergen-Belsen, and the children of Jack Marcovitch, and others.

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Ellin speaks to the Naamat Toronto group on June 4, 2020

June 4 @ 7:30 pm EDT
Borochov Centre, 272 Codsell Avenue
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Na'amat is a charitable organization that supports Women and Children primarily in Israel and Canada. We provide day cares, women's shelters, legal aid, scholarships, and much more. Click here for Naamat Toronto profile.

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Ellin speaks in Aurora June 24 about the Liberation of Holland in WWII and the Canadian Jewish fighters who were there

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Aurora Historical Society, 15372 Yonge Street
Aurora, Ontario L4G1N8 Canada
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When the Canadian troops began cleaning out the remnants of Nazi Germany's occupation forces across Holland in the spring and summer of 1945, they were met with joyous welcomes by the Dutch people who had endured starvation and brutality under Hitler's forces. But the Canadians also came face to face with the truth about the fate of Europe's Jewish community, as they liberated concentration camps and Nazi death camps from the defeated German guards. Journalist and author Ellin Bessner's book…

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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 to the Richmond Hill Speakers Series Nov. 5, 2020 at the Richmond Hill Performing Arts Centre

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Richmond Hill Performing Arts Centre, 10268 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada
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As the world commemorates the 75th 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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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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