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L.I.F.E. Lecture - A Footnote to History: German Jewish Fugitives in Canada with Howard Isaac

Sunday, January 21, 2024 11 Shevat 5784

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

In mid-1940, as the Battle of France was ending and the Battle of Britain was beginning, five ships carrying German Jewish internees left Britain for Canada. These refugees from Nazism were held in prisoner of war camps in Canada for as long as two years. Eventually released into freedom, the former internees contributed to their new country in a variety of ways. Some became business leaders, professors, journalists and rabbis. Two would go on to win Nobel Prizes.

This presentation will explore this little-known chapter in the Holocaust and what it was like for these refugees to be held behind barbed wire.

HOWARD ISAAC was a Canadian diplomat for over 33 years with foreign assignments in Korea, Russia and 11 years in Washington, D.C., where he tried to explain Canada to Congress and Congress to Canadians. Howard now divides his time between
Washington and Paris, where his wife, Alzbeta Klein, is the head of the International Fertilizer
Association. A native of Montreal, he is a fan of Montreal bagels and the Montreal Canadiens.

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