Valuing the German Culture (2 June 1915)

After several violent incidents against German-Canadians, the Berliner Journal published an editorial regarding the current situation of the German community. The editors praised the Canadian government for making a distinction between Germany and its war efforts and the German-Canadian population. They stated that several German-Canadians held responsible positions in politics thanks to the government. Canadians appreciated “German attributes” such as diligence, loyalty, and efficiency. The German population therefore should contribute to the Canadian economy as much as possible, thus showing their loyalty. Furthermore, the editors made it clear that any anti-German actions did not reflect the Canadian government but were war-motivated and not approved by the government.

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(“Ehrung des Deutschthums” Berliner Journal, 02 June 1915)