Montreal Jewish Memories – Part II: Stories of the Thirties

Country
Canada
Language
English
Genre
Documentary
Director
Dov Okouneff
Movie year
2003
Duration
52 min

Montreal Jews strike roots along a narrow strip dividing the French and English sides of town, and cope with discrimination and the Depression. Stories of soup kitchens, the growth of mutual aid societies and the building of the Jewish General Hospital – Zionist, socialist and sports clubs. Promenading along Park Avenue. Seeing Maurice Schwartz at the Monument National. Climbing Mt. Royal. The lights, the shadows… and a war in the offing.

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