Schlesinger, Joe

Birth Name Schlesinger, Joe
Gender male


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth May 11, 1928 Wien Vienna, Österreich  

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Joe Schlesinger moved with his family to Bratislava.

Transport 1939   Joe Schlesinger and his brother were sent to a school for Czechoslovakian refugees in Wales organized by Nicholas Winton

Event Note

After the war, Joe Schlesinger returned to Bratislava, and found out that his parents had perished in the Holocaust.

Emigration 1950 Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, Lower Mainland, British Columbia, Canada Joe Schlesinger left Czechoslovakia for Canada

Occupation     Joe Schlesinger is a television journalist and author

Event Note

In 1948, Joe Schlesinger worked as a translator for the Associated Press.

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In 1966, Joe Schlesinger joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, after working as a journalist in Toronto, London, and for the International Herald Tribune in Paris.

Honor 1994   Joe Schlesinger was made a Member of the Order of Canada

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On June 7, 2010, Joe Schlesinger received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Queen's University in where he delivered the convocation speech to a part of the graduating class of 2010 from Queen's University Faculty of Arts and Sciences.



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