Sunday Speaker Series: Author Ellin Bessner
Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
16210 Island Rd
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Heritage and Museums
As the world commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two, author and journalist Ellin Bessner brings her new book “Double Threat” to the Scugog Shores Museum Village. As Canada and indeed, the world, marked the end of the fighting, hundreds of Canadian airmen and soldiers were still hard at work overseas with a new humanitarian mission: rescuing the survivors of the Holocaust, including in Germany at the site of the notorious Nazi death camp Bergen-Belsen. From the small gestures like donating red lipstick to the survivors to taking Jewish orphans on picnics, many Canadians in uniform spent the spring and summer after V-E day deeply involved in the rescue operations, plus in the tracking down of war criminals. Hear about some of the most famous Jewish Canadians who served, including Monty Hall, Wayne and Shuster, Sen. David Croll, Barney Danson, and more. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event. Admission is $10.