Ontario Ancestors Conference 2022 The Ontario Genealogical Society Virtual Conference 2022, June 24 – 26, Ottawa
The Ontario Genealogical Society Virtual Conference 2022, June 24 – 26, Ottawa

Michael Petrou

Michael Petrou is Historian, Veterans’ Experience, at the Canadian War Museum. His publications include Renegades: Canadians in the Spanish Civil War (UBC Press) and Is This This Your First War? Travels Through the Post-9/11 Islamic World (Dundurn). Petrou is an adjunct research professor in Carleton University’s Department of History. He was previously the Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Neiman Fellow at Harvard University. Petrou has a doctorate in Modern History from Saint Antony’s College, University of Oxford, which he attended as a Chevening Scholar. He worked for many years as a foreign correspondent. 

Date: June 26

Time: 11:00 AM 

Stream: A 

Session: Jewish Canadians in the Spanish Civil War

Michael Petrou, a historian at the Canadian War Museum, tells the story of Canadian Jews who volunteered to fight fascism in the Spanish Civil War.  

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