For eight generations, Montreal has been home to the Joseph family. There are still twenty-three Jewish families in the area who can trace their ancestry back to Henry Joseph. The Josephs have been intertwined with many other leading Quebec Jewish families. Through them, we discover the history of Jews in Quebec.
A number of descendants of British Loyalists opposed to US independence found untilled land around the Bay of Missisquoi, just north of the Vermont/Quebec border. The municipality of Abercorn was created in 1929 and its citizens chose to commemorate the town’s 75th anniversary in 2004 with the publication of this book.
The Jewish community has made its mark in Quebec for more than two centuries. It is a passionate story. Edward Hillel’s magnificent photographs illustrate the text by authorities David Rome, Director of the Jewish Library for 30 years, and Jacques Langlais, founder of the Centre interculturel de Montréal.
Eci Mikoian (pronounced Achi Mikoyan) means “what I remember” in Atikamekw. Laurette Tardif took the 61 photographs in the book from 1950 to 1954 while working in Atikamekw, Algonquin, and Cree communities. Pictures are explained in short texts by Laurette Tardif and by historian Louise Côté.