Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Journalism grad’s new book tells the story of Canadian Jews during Second World War

She has been a journalist with CBC and CTV and a freelance foreign correspondent based in Rome. She’s currently a journalism professor at Centennial College in Toronto. And now Ellin Bessner (BJ ’83) has added “author” to her list of credits.

Her first book – called Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military and WWII – was recently published. Bessner says it tells the stories of the 17,000 Canadian Jews who put on a uniform, and helped defeat Hitler and rescue the survivors of the Holocaust.

Double Threat is published by New Jewish Press, a division of the University of Toronto’s Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies.

Bessner’s writing brings this part of our history out of the shadows. All of us owe it to those remarkable men and women to read their stories.

–  Peter Mansbridge O.C.

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