Ville de Montréal
Ville de Montréal
Group of Archivists of the Region of Montréal
Chapter 9 IntroductionHochelaga 1500-1642Ville-Marie 1642-1665Heart of an Empire 1699-1763Small French Town 1665-1760Conquered City 1760-1800British Commercial Takeover 1800-1850Industrial City 1850-1896Canada's Metropolis 1896-1914North-American City 1914-1929Depression and War 1930-1945Modern City 1945-1960Québec's Metropolis 1960-1992ConclusionQuizEducational Resources

The First World War

A painful adjustment

The return of growth

A better life

Reuben Brainin.
Reuben Brainin sitting with Sholem Aleichem.
Brainin was the founder of the Jewish Public Library while Aleichem was a Yiddish writer. Montréal's importance in the world of Yiddish literature was cause for a constant flow of visiting authors, poets and artists of international renown.
Source : Jewish Public Library, Historical Photographs Collection, No.PR003855.