“Appeal to the Germans in Ontario” (12 August 1914)

One week after Canada’s declaration of war, the Berliner Journal published this appeal, giving advice to German residents about how to behave in wartime to minimize tension between themselves and Anglo-Canadians. The writers suggested keeping calm and avoiding confrontations or arguments with people of other national identities. The article urged German-Canadians to hide their opinions about the European conflict, and to remain grateful to be integrated citizens in Canada, able to work and enjoy freedom.

BJ-1914-08-12-Appeal to the Germans in Ontario

(“Aufruf an die Deutschen in Ontario”, Berliner Journal, 12 August 1914)