This past week, we recognized Yom HaShoah with programs across the Maritimes. We were fortunate to have author Ellin Bessner with us to read from and discuss her book Double Threat.
CTV News published a video story about Ellin, Yom HaShoah, and the memorial program at the Canadian Immigration Museum at Pier 21. The story includes an interview with Ellin about her book and the importance of remembering Jewish Canadian stories.
Ellin was also interviewed by the Cape Breton Post during one of the Yom HaShoah programs in Sydney. Ellin discusses her book and her journey to record and memorialize the lives and families of Jewish Canadians involved in the Second World War.