On the traces of Germany in Montreal and surroundings
Did you know...
... that the first Christmas tree of North America made its appearance in the small town of Sorel near Montreal?
A Prussian officer who established himself in the small town of Sorel in Québec during the 18th century palpably missed his Christmas tree. German soldiers fought in the name of England under his command. After the British’ victory over America in 1776 some soldiers of Hessian origin came from Nova Scotia to settle in Montreal. Through marriage they would become owners of land and had families. A Holocaust memorial with museum was erected in 1979 to commemorate persecuted Jews by the Nazi regime. Beside these historical traces, others from modern times can be found: The “Boucherie Atlantique” and the studio “Tresnormale” for example. A visit to the Museum of Fine Arts reveals a special work of art by Otto Dix.