My grandfather was seven when the Nazi and Fascist armies occupied Greece, which has affected his and our family’s lives ever since.
Second World War
The year is 1933, Sammy and Yiddel are Jewish brothers living in West Toronto. During a baseball game when a swastika club unrolls a banner bearing a swastika they became brothers in arms.
Bob Middleton has a message for young journalists: tell the stories of veterans before those stories are lost.
Max Eisen, holocaust survivor and author of the book By Chance Alone: A Remarkable True Story of Courage and Survival at Auschwitz, spoke about the day Sgt. Johnnie Stevens liberated him from the concentration camp, at this year’s Remembrance Day event at Centennial College Progress campus, on Tuesday.
Remembrance Day reminds us about those who fought for Canada during both world wars, but remembering the discriminated minorities that served should not not be forgotten.
Andria Hill-Lehr, author of Mona Parsons: From Privilege to Prison, from Nova Scotia to Nazi Europe, shared the story of Parsons.
After six years of intensive research, veteran Canadian journalist and author, Ellin Bessner, hosts the first discussion about her new book Double Threat at the Todmorden branch of the Royal Canadian Legion on April 21.
Centennial College honoured Jewish-Canadian veterans on Nov. 10 in an intimate ceremony at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall on Pape Avenue.
From the parade square at Danforth Tech, Alina Farrukh can see the loftiest of goals.
“You get to learn about clouds and stuff that I would not learn at home or with any other program,” Farrukh said.
Farrukh, 14, says her ultimate goal is to get her pilot licence through the Royal Canadian Air Cadets and to pursue her dream to fly air force aircraft.
Cathy Andrews volunteers at the Royal Canadian Legion in part as tribute to her grandfather. She said Wilfred Edwin Andrews was a quiet man who served as an acting lance corporal during the period the Great War.
He served with the 169th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. His granddaughter, ladies auxiliary president, honours his memory.