CANCELLED : A Forgotten Hero

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Community:Lawrence Heights
Location:Barbara Frum Branch, Toronto Public Library
Address:20 Covington Road Toronto Map
Start date:November 7, 2019
Time:06:00 PM – 07:00 PM


Shelley Emling brings to life the Swedish humanitarian and the head of the red cross, who rescued more than 30,000 people from concentration camps in the last three months of the war. Folke Bernadotte did so by negotiating with the enemy — enlisting the help of Heinrich Himmler’s confidante, Walter Schellenberg.

While Shelley masterfully lifts the shade of obscurity that has settled over Folke Bernadotte's wonderfully successful effort, she excellently portrays the energy, craftiness and forcefulness that Bernadotte deployed in his life.

In conversation with Shlomo Schwartzberg, a teacher, arts reporter and co-founder of the daily cultural web site critics at large.

This event is part of the eh list series at the tpl, where we present conversations on Canadian literature and culture with award-winning authors, poets, journalists and exciting new voices.

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