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David Goutor book launch for A Chance to Fight Hitler

  • October 11th, 2018 – October 11th, 2018, 6:30pm–8:30pm
  • Queen Books 914 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada (map)

Join Toronto author and historian David Goutor for the book launch of A Chance to Fight Hitler: A Canadian Volunteer in the Spanish Civil War at Queen Books (free, open to the public, refreshments provided) on October 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 914 Queen St. E. Stay for a reading, an author discussion and signing.

In late 1936, as Franco’s armies stormed toward Madrid, Stalin famously termed the defence of Spain “the common cause of all advanced and progressive mankind.” As a German emigrant to Winnipeg, Hans Ibing recognized the importance of the Spanish Civil War to the struggle against worldwide fascism in a way that most people in Canada did not—joining the International Brigades in their fight to defend the Spanish Republic was his “chance to fight Hitler.”

Drawing on interviews, Ibing’s personal papers, and archival material, David Goutor recounts the powerful story of an ordinary man’s response to extraordinary times.

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