Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN)
"Power and Politics: Quebec City's Jewish contributions," with Simon Jacobs
Sunday, March 21, 2021
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
In 1832, Quebec’s elected officials enacted a law giving Jews their civil and political rights. This legislation allowed Jews to participate as equals in society. Sigismund Mohr and Maurice Pollack are two key historical figures who took their rightful place in Quebec. Mohr remains a little-known character in Quebec’s history, but this technological pioneer established the first commercial hydroelectric plant. Pollack was a successful merchant who operated a large retail company and he was one of Quebec’s major philanthropists; his name and generosity is still well known through the Maurice Pollack Foundation.
Simon Jacobs created and directed Shalom Quebec, an exhibition on the Jewish history of Quebec City, from 2005-2009 and was the general director for the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec/Morrin Centre from 2009-2012. He is past president of the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network, involved in the preservation and dissemination of Anglophone heritage throughout the province. He has written articles for Life in Quebec magazine, the Quebec Chronicle Telegraph and has coedited a book on the Jewish history of Quebec City, published in April 2015.
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