As Remembrance Day approaches, The Enright Files looks at courage. Michael Enright
and his guests define the term, dissect the act and delve into why
it is such a big part of our remembrances. But before that, Michael
examines a different kind of courage: that of a Dutch Jew who chronicled
his last year in a Nazi concentration camp. Michael speaks with Robert Jan Van Pelt, a Canadian academic who has worked hard to keep David Koker's words alive.
Guests on the show: Colonel Bernd Horne
, Chief of Staff, Strategic Training and Education Programs at the Canadian Defence Academy in Kingston, Ontario. He has been an active military officer, and has served in Bosnia and elsewhere around the world, and first the First Airborne. He is also a professor at the Royal Military College, and a prolific writer. Professor Desmond Morton
, Hiram Mills Emeritus Professor in the Department of History at McGill University, and author of numerous books on military matters and Canada's war history. Lora Senechal Carney
, an art historian at the University of Toronto who specializes in public memorials, and how they represent the experiences of war.