Whys and wherefores of Jewish immigration to Canada #general


Barbara Siegel <bsiegel@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners,
I am looking for information re Jewish immigration patterns >from Europe to
Canada, especially during the second half of the 19th century. I am
assuming that the major waves of Jewish immigration to Canada took place
after the first World War as a result of the restricted quotas on entrance
to the U.S. What were the circumstances that resulted in earlier Jewish
immigration to Canada as opposed to the U.S., the destination chosen by the
majority of Jews >from Eastern Europe?

I am not referring to the use of Canada as a transit point on the way to the
U.S., but to those who remained permanently in Canada. I have been told that
there were restrictions on entry to the U.S. prior to 1900, but I am not
sure that this is correct. Could someone please enlighten me on this point.
Also, I am very interested in reading accounts of the Jewish immigration
experience in Canada, and would appreciate some suggestions.

Thanks to all who can enlighten me on this subject.
Barbara Siegel
Jerusalem

Searching: FRIEDLANDER/Ventspils, LEVINSON/Grobin,Ventspils,
HERTZBERG/Tukums, BERSHADSKY/Tulchin


Paul Silverstone <paulh@...>
 

I refer you to a thesis which is in the library or archives in Winnipeg:
'The Old Clo' Move': Anti-Semitism, Politics and the Jews of Winnipeg 1882-1921
by Henry M. Trachtenberg, written in 1984.

The first chapter gives much information about the formation and arrival in
Winnipeg of the group who arrived there in 1882. About 350 Jews were in this
group which founded the Jewish community of the city.
Paul Silverstone
New York

Barbara Siegel wrote:

Dear Jewishgenners,
I am looking for information re Jewish immigration patterns >from Europe to
Canada, especially during the second half of the 19th century. I am
assuming that the major waves of Jewish immigration to Canada took place
after the first World War as a result of the restricted quotas on entrance
to the U.S. What were the circumstances that resulted in earlier Jewish
immigration to Canada as opposed to the U.S., the destination chosen by the
majority of Jews >from Eastern Europe?

I am not referring to the use of Canada as a transit point on the way to the
U.S., but to those who remained permanently in Canada. >>>>>>>>>SNIP


Adelle Gloger
 

The URL for the Archives of Canada is:

http://www.archives.ca/www/svcs/english/Genealogy.html

There are many links for research in Canada. There is also a link
explaining how to access Russian Consular records >from 1898 to 1922
for Russians and East Europeans. It appears that much of the material
in the Canadian Archives can be accessed by intralibrary loan.

Adelle Gloger
Shaker Hts., Ohio
agloger@...


Marla Waltman Daschko <waltman@...>
 

Barbara Siegel wrote:

I am looking for information re Jewish immigration patterns from
Europe to Canada, especially during the second half of the 19th
century..... Also, I am very interested in reading accounts of the
Jewish immigration experience in Canada, and would appreciate some
suggestions.
I don't pretend to be an expert in Jewish immigration patterns from
Europe to Canada but I am aware of some published works which deal with
these early immigrants. Barbara, you may wish to read the following
published works:

"The Jews of Toronto: A History to 1937", by Stephen A. Speisman
(McClelland & Stewart, 1979)

"Taking Root: The Origins of the Canadian Jewish Community", by Gerald
Tulchinsky (Lester Publishing Limited, 1992).

In terms of personal reminiscences of immigration >from Europe to Canada
you might find parts of these books interesting:

">from our Lives" by Members of the Baycrest Terrace Memoirs Group,
Toronto (Mosaic Press, 1979).

"Growing Up Jewish: Canadians Tell Their Own Stories", Ed. by Rosalie
Sharp, Irving Abella and Edwin Goodman (McLelland & Stewart, 1997).

There are, of course, many other publications that might help answer
some of your questions but these are in my personal library and I find
them quite interesting and useful.

Marla Waltman Daschko
Nepean, Ontario, Canada
waltman@...

Researching:
KRAVCHEK - KRAWCZYK - KRAFT (Zhabokrich & Kryzhopol, Ukraine): LEWKOWICZ
(Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland): ORGANEK (Lagow, Poland): SPECTOR -
SPEKTER (Zabokrich, Kryzhopol & Odessa, Ukraine); USZEROWICZ - ASH
(Piotrkow Trybunalski & Lodz, Poland), VELTMAN -VOLTMAN -WALTMAN
(Zabokrich & Kryzhopol, Ukraine)