Quebec Studies

Gustav Hittler, Bund Organizer in Montreal and Return Migrant to Germany

Quebec Studies (2017), 63, (1), 139–162.


This article examines Gustav Hittler, a German immigrant to Canada, and the challenges he faced during the Great Depression. His circumstances in Québec led him to admire German fascism and he occupied an influential position within the Deutscher Bund of Montreal, a Nazi-affiliated organization. Due to the Great Depression and his embrace of Nazi ideology, he found living in Canada intolerable. This predicament led to his return migration to Germany in July 1939, part of a migration of German speakers to the Third Reich during the late 1930s. This article offers new information on Deutscher Bund activity and administration in Canada.

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Author details

Grams, Grant W.