Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military and WWII - This event has already occurred
Sunday, May 24, 2020 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
St. James' Anglican Church, 58 Peter St. N, Orillia
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As Canada, and indeed the world, marked the Liberation of Holland and V-E day in the spring of 1945, thousands of Canadian military personnel were still hard at work overseas, but some, in particular those of Jewish faith, had a new humanitarian mission: rescuing the survivors of the Hitler's Final Solution.
From helping to restore Jewish places of worship, to tracking down relatives of death camp prisoners, Ellin Bessner, author of "Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military and WWII", will share her research.