World War II

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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Street Honouring Nazi Captain Must Be Renamed

August 17, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is urging a Greater Toronto Area municipality to rename a street dedicated to a Nazi battleship captain who fought in the Second World War. Langsdorff Drive, located in Ajax, Ontario, was named in 2007 after Hans Langsdorff, who commanded Nazi German forces at the 1939 Battle of …

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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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It’s Never Too Late to Apologize for Canada’s Antisemitic Policies During WWII

The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B’nai Brith Canada. Nov. 7, 2017 I never used to understand the point behind a government’s decision to formally apologize for past wrongs. For example, in the years leading up to former Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s official 2008 apology to students of …

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