8 2019

The Jewish Left in Canada and WWII

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

United Jewish People's Order & Winchevsky Centre 585 Cranbrooke Avenue
Toronto, ON

From Outlaws Behind Bars to the Front Lines with Ellin Bessner / Lecture

Journalist Ellin Bessner, author of "Double Threat," discusses how dozens of Canadian Jewish union leaders, Communists and the Jewish Left had to first fight the Canadian government in order to serve Canada to help defeat Hitler in WWII and to help rescue survivors of the Holocaust. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event. Potluck dinner 6:30; Presentation, Q & A, Book signing 7:30 pm.

Ellin Bessner is a veteran Canadian journalist based in Toronto. She is the author of a new book about Canada’s Jewish servicemen and women who fought in the Second World War. The book is called “Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military, and World War ll.”

Potluck dinner: 6:30 pm Speaker, Q&A, book signing: 7:30 pm $5 or PWYC More info and to RSVP: