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Canadian Jews and World War II



Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 10:15am to 12:30pm


MacEwan Hall - 234 - Escalus

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This event will explore the involvement of Canadian Jews in World War II, from general Canadian Jewish enlistment to Canadian Jewish servicewomen in the army and the RCAF Women's Division, a Canadian Jewish soldier's experience liberating Bergen-Belsen, and an overview of resources for researching Canadian Jews in the military. 

Keynote Speech: ""Canada's Jewish Soldiers in the Second World War: A Historical Context"" by David Bercuson, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary  

Panel: Peter Usher, Independent Researcher; Saundra Lipton, Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary; Ellin Bessner, Centennial College School of Journalism; Hélene Vallée, Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives; Adara Goldberg, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University; Panel Chair: David Bercuson.

In English