Nazis

B’nai Brith Backs Motion to Rename Street Honouring Nazi Captain

November 11, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada AJAX, Ont. – As the nation marks Remembrance Day, B’nai Brith Canada is lending its full support to an upcoming motion by councillors in Ajax to rename a street dedicated to a Nazi battleship captain who fought in the Second World War. At next Monday’s Town Council meeting in the …

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Deport Helmut Oberlander Immediately

October 22, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada demands that the federal government ensure the swift deportation of ex-Nazi Helmut Oberlander. Oberlander and his legal team have long stalled his deportation with endless legal challenges and delays. Last December, Oberlander’s appeal effort was rejected by the Supreme Court of Canada. Now, the Immigration and Refugee …

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Nazi Collaborators Should Not Be Honoured in Canada: B’nai Brith and Canadian Polish Congress

July 27, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada and the Canadian Polish Congress are jointly calling for the removal of a memorial at Oakville’s St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Cemetery that glorifies Nazi German collaborators. As has been widely reported, a cenotaph honouring Ukrainian volunteers of the 14th Waffen SS “Galicia” Division stands prominently on the grounds …

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Supreme Court Denies Nazi’s Deportation Appeal

December 5, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – The Supreme Court of Canada has denied a former Nazi’s request to appeal the revocation of his citizenship. Helmut Oberlander was a member of a gruesome Nazi death squad unit that murdered more than 90,000 Jewish men, women and children during the Second World War. Efforts have been under way for more than two decades …

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Former Nazi Helmut Oberlander Finally Loses Appeal

Sept. 27, 2018 By Daniel Koren Manager, Media Relations & Communications B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A former Nazi who illegally gained entry into Canada by lying about his past has lost his appeal to retain his Canadian citizenship. On Thursday, Justice Michael Phelan maintained that the federal government’s decision to revoke Helmut Oberlander of …

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B’nai Brith Recognizes Lachute, Que. for Preventing Event Honouring Nazi Pilot

June 15, 2017 By Tevy Pilc Staff Writer/Researcher B’nai Brith Canada B’nai Brith Canada recognized the city of Lachute, Que. on Thursday with a certificate for preventing the celebration of a Nazi pilot at a ceremony in March. Hannah Reitsch, known for her close ties to Adolf Hitler and the first woman to fly a …

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Antisemitic Vandals Target Jewish Sites in Montreal, Ottawa

Over the past few days, Jewish sites in both Montreal and Ottawa have been targeted with an unusually heavy barrage of antisemitic vandalism. On Monday morning, a swastika was discovered on the wall of Hof Kelsten, an iconic Jewish bakery on Boulevard Saint-Laurent, just a block away from the memorial site for the late Jewish-Canadian …

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