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Time of Remembrance


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Each year on November 11 we pause to honour those who have served and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict, and peace. Idea Exchange hosts Time of Remembrance events in honour of this day. 

This year, join us for events all November long: 

CTAL: The Light of Days: A Discussion with Judy Batalion One of the most important stories of World War II, already optioned by Steven Spielberg for a major motion picture, Judy Batalion’s new book, ‘The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos’, was an instant bestseller. This spectacular, searing history brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who became resistance fighters. Join us on Thursday November 4 at 7:00pm. 

High Tea With History: A Virtual Author Panel Historical fiction has always been a captivating genre to read; it makes us consider events of the past and how they have shaped our world today. It also allows authors to shed light on women’s role in history, which has often been overlooked. Join us on Sunday, November 7, at 2:00pm as we chat with authors AJ Pearce, Kristen Beck, and Jennifer Robson. 

The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: A Time of Remembrance Talk with Historian Lucy Adlington. At the height of the Holocaust 25 young Jewish inmates of Auschwitz-Birkenau were selected to create beautiful fashions for elite Nazi women in a dedicated salon established by the camp commandant’s wife. Historian Lucy Adlington has researched their lives and fates to write a powerful chronicle – The Dressmakers of Auschwitz. Join us on Wednesday, November 10 at 7:00pm. 

Time of Remembrance with author Mireille Messier will happen on Thursday November 11 at 2:00pm. Bring the kids in your life and join us Mireille talks about her picture book Sergeant Billy, a charming tale about a goat who trained with soldiers during WWI.  

Finally, you won’t want to miss Hiding the Mona Lisa: A Virtual talk with Laura Morelli on Monday November 15 at 7:00pm. Her book looks at the true story behind the biggest museum evacuation in history: the Louvre’s efforts to keep the Mona Lisa and the rest of the Louvre collection out of Nazi hands. 

This event has been funded by Veterans Affairs Canada.