The Keneder Adler and Yiddish community life in Montreal, 1944
AbstractRabbi Pinchas Hirschprung became a towering figure in the Montreal Jewish community during a time when Yiddish functioned as the Jewish lingua franca. In 1944, The Keneder Adler both serialized his memoir, Fun Natsishen Yomertol: Zikhroynes fun a Polit (From the Nazi Vale of Tears: Memoirs of a Refugee) and printed it in book form. This study offers a snapshot of this rapidly changing community of 1944 through a close study of its newspaper, The Keneder Adler, including coverage of the liberation of the Nazi death camps, community responses, and new local community educational initiatives.
Alex Pomson, “Jewish Day-School Growth in Toronto: Freeing Policy and Research from Conventional Sociological Wisdom,” Canadian Journal of Education 27, no. 4 (2002): 386.
Jack Lipinsky, “1944: a Preview of Much of What Would Follow” Canadian Jewish Studies XXVII (2018).
Janice Arnold, “Rabbi Leib Kramer Commemorated,” Canadian Jewish News, 9 December 2010, http://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/rabbi-leib-kramer-commemorated, www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8RPn1Qti18.
Mark Bourrie, The Fog of War: Censorship of Canada’s Media in World War II (Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2011).
Pinchas Hirschprung, The Vale of Tears, translated into English by Vivian Felsen (Toronto and Montreal: Azrieli Foundation, 2016), xxvii.
Randal F. Schnoor, “The Contours of Canadian Jewish Life,”Contemporary Jewry 31 (2011): 183.
Raymond Davis, “Nito di pen tsu kenen shildern shreklekhn masnshtob fun Hitlers farbrehn kegn Yidn,” Keneder Adler, 1 September 1944, p. 2.
Rebecca Margolis, Jewish Roots, Canadian Soil: Yiddish Culture in Montreal, 1905-1945 (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2011), 39-74.
Rebecca Margolis, “A Review of the Yiddish Media: Responses of the Jewish Immigrant Community in Canada.” In Ruth Klein, ed., Nazi Germany, Canadian Responses (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012), 114-143.
Rebecca Margolis, “Hitler in Kinderland: Holocaust Writing for Children in the Canadian Yiddish Press: 1938-1945.” In The Holocaust and World War II: In History and In Memory, ed. Nancy Rupprecht and Wendy Koenig (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012), 130-156.
Rona Sheramy, ““Resistance and War”: The Holocaust in American Jewish Education, 1945-1960,” American Jewish History 91, no. 2 (2003): 194.
“Statistics of Jews,” American Jewish Year Book, 1946-1947, http://www.ajcarchives.org/AJC_DATA/Files/1946_1947_13_Statistics.pdf.
How to Cite
Canadian Jewish Studies/ Études juives canadiennes is a journal dedicated to the open exchange of information; therefore the author agrees that the work published in the journal be made available to the public under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License. The publisher (Association for Canadian Jewish Studies / Association des Études juives canadiennes) recognizes the author's intellectual property rights. The author grants the publisher first serial publication rights and the non-exclusive right to mount, preserve and distribute the intellectual property. The journal is digitized and published on the open access website http://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/cjs/index.