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Nazis Evading Justice in Canada: The Deschênes Commission | In-Person and Virtual Hybrid Event

January 25, 2023 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Alti Rodal, Co-Director, Ukrainian Jewish Encounter and Chair of UJE’s Academic Council, historian, writer, former professor of Jewish history, and former official and advisor to the Government of Canada

David Matas, Senior Counsel, B’nai Brith Canada

David Rosenfeld, Partner, Koskie Minsky LLP, Toronto, Moderator

In the late 1970’s, the issue of war criminals living in peace in Canada and other Western nations had become notorious. In response, Prime Minister Mulroney established the Commission of Inquiry on War Criminals in Canada or what became known as the Deschenes Commission. It investigated accusations that alleged war criminals from the Second World War had found refuge and were living in Canada.

Come listen to two people who were there. Hear the inside story directly from Alti Rodal, who conducted the principal research for the Deschenes Commission report on Nazi war criminals in Canada and David Matas who represented B’nai Brith Canada.

Join the conversation as our experts:
• Give us their first-hand experience of what happened.
• Explain the findings of the Commissions and the fall out of its report.
• Reveal current attempts to gain an uncensored publication of the report.

For more information about this event, contact us at:
[email protected] | 416.633.6224 ext. 105

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Jan 25 2023


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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