The Montreal Jewish Community and the Holocaust

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Author/collaborator
Title
The Montreal Jewish Community and the Holocaust
Abstract
In 1933 Hitler and the Nazi party came to power in Germany. At the same time, in Canada in general and in Montreal in particular, anti-Semitism was becoming more widespread. The Canadian Jewish Congress, as a result of the growing tension in Europe and the increase in anti-Semitism at home, was reborn in 1934 and became the authoritative voice of Canadian Jewry. During World War II the Nazis embarked on a campaign that resulted in the systematic extermination of millions of Jews. The author focuses on the Montreal Jewish community, its leadership, and their response to the fate of European Jewry. His study pays particular attention to the Canadian Jewish Congress which influenced the outlook of the community and its subsequent actions. He argues that as the war progressed, loyalty to Canada and support for the war effort became the overriding issues for the community and the leadership and concern for their European brethren faded into the background.
Publication
Current Psychology
Volume
Vol. 26
Issue
no. 3-4
Pages
191-205
Date
2007
Language
en
Citation
Beer, Max. “The Montreal Jewish Community and the Holocaust.” Current Psychology Vol. 26, no. 3–4 (2007): 191–205.
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