June 20, 2019

Ellin Bessner Joins Us Monday, April 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Ellin Bessner photo of bookThe Richmond Hill Historical Society is very excited to welcome author and journalist Ellin Bessner to our next meeting on Monday, April 15th at 7:30 pm.

In her new book, Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military, and World War II, Ellin spent six years researching, travelling and interviewing over 300 veterans and their families, to tell the untold stories of how and why Canada’s Jewish community sent 17,000 men and women in uniform to defeat Hitler and the Axis in the Second World War. It is a story that has never been comprehensively told before and fills an important gap in the publicly known accounts of how a country of volunteers helped to win the war.

Free for RHHS members or $5.00 for guests. Membership is only $25 for individuals and $40 for families and all are welcome.