Well known CBC journalist and former refugee, Joe Schlesing, has passed away

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 Well known CBC journalist and former refugee, Joe Schlesing, has passed away

Joe Schlesinger, who narrowly escaped the Nazis as a young boy growing up in the former Czechoslovakia and ended up becoming one of Canada's most beloved and respected journalists, has died at the age of 90.  

As a foreign correspondent for the Candaian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Schlesinger covered some of the most significant news events of the latter part of the 20th century and early 2000s. He often spoke publicly about his personal experiences, in order to support positive responses to refugees. As he wrote "This country was built and changed for the better by refugees". 

Both of Schlesinger's parents were killed during the Holocaust and he became a refugee a second time, when the post-war Czechoslovakian Communist government began to arrest journalists. Schlesinger was forced to leave his homeland again in 1950 and ended up as a refugee in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Read the full article on Schlesinger's life here https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/schlesinger-obit-cbc-new-1.5014534

 

 


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