Too Close to Home: Nazism and Anti-Semitism in Canada


Exhibition TypeIn-house exhibition
Event DateFebruary 8 – May 18 2001
VenueVancouver Holocaust Education Centre
DescriptionToo Close to Home draws attention to a painful and shameful part of Canadian history during the 1930s and 1940s. Antisemitism was pervasive at the time and was reflected in the attitudes of both individual citizens and government policies. It found expression in stereotyping, newspaper headlines, political cartooning, immigration quotas and the policies of exclusion that restricted admission to universities and professions. The period also saw the emergence of Nativist, Nazi and other Fascist groups across the country, from Adrien Arcand’s National Social Christian Party in Quebec to the Toronto Swastika Clubs and the Manitoba Brown Shirts.