Montreal of Yesterday

Montreal of Yesterday

Jewish Life in Montreal, 1900-1920

Book - 2000
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WINNER 2001 CANADIAN JEWISH BOOK AWARDS Izzy and Betty Kirshenbaum FoundationPrize for Yiddish translation Montreal of Yesterday was originally published in Yiddish in 1947. It had earlier appeared in installments in the pages of the Keneder Adler - the Canadian Eagle - Montreal's legendary Yiddish-language newspaper. For the first time, this captivating classic on Jewish immigrant life in Montreal (1900-1920) is available in English. In the 54 short chapters of Montreal of Yesterday Medres writes with charm and gentle humour about immigrant life, class divisions, the first socialists, the first Jewish bookstore, Canadian life, the press, art and business, Yiddish vaudeville, politics and citizenship, Jewish soldiers, writers, the poor, and religious observance.

Publisher: Montreal : Vehicule Press, c2000.
ISBN: 9781550651331
Branch Call Number: 971.428004924 Med 3701 1
Characteristics: 214 pages : illustrations, map.


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