Berlin’s Name weakens Economy (September 1914)

Due to its German name, companies with factories in Berlin faced decreasing profits. This affected the employees and their income because 60% of the working population was employed in these factories. The editors of the Berliner Journal stated that blaming Berlin and its citizens for disloyalty was wrong as the city was “proud to be a Canadian city”. They encouraged their readership to donate to the patriotic fund. The well-known citizen Louis Breithaupt – of German origin himself – stated that although he was proud of his origins he and the other German-Canadians were “British to the core”.

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(“Berlin und der patriotische Fond” Berliner Journal, 30 September 1914)