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Irving Abella

Date of Birth 02-July-1940
Place of Birth Toronto
(Ontario, Canada)
Nationality Canada
Also know as Irving Martin Abella
Profession Writer
Irving Martin Abella, CM OOnt FRSC is a Canadian writer, historian and academic. He specializes in the history of the Jews in Canada and the Canadian labour movement Born in Toronto, Ontario, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree, Master of Arts degree, and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. His books have included Coat of Many Colours: Two Centuries of Jewish Life in Canada and None is Too Many: Canada and the Jews of Europe 1933-1948. He is a professor at York University and is a former president of the Canadian Jewish Congress. In 1993, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002. In 2014, he was made a Member of the Order of Ontario "for his contribution to documenting the story of Jewish Canadians, and his commitment to the principles of social justice and tolerance.". He is married to Canadian jurist Rosalie Silberman Abella, who was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in August, 2004. They have two sons, Jacob and Zachary. Irving Abella is the cousin of Isaac Abella.

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National Jewish Book Award for Holocaust
Honored for : None Is Too Many: Canada and the Jews of Europe 1933-1948