ARCAND, Adrien (collection)

Language of Description
1931 - 1986
Level of Description
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

0.54 metres of textual records.

Biographical History

Born in 1899, Adrien Arcand was the leader of a French-Canadian antisemitic movement in the 1930s, the Parti National Social Chrétien (National Social Christian Party), which, under his leadership, later merged with other fascist groups to form the National Unity Party. He published and/or wrote for numerous antisemitic publications such as Le Miroir, Le Goglu, Le Fasciste Canadien, L'Unité Nationale, and Serviam. He fought against Jewish rights in education and was interned by the Canadian government during WWII, from 1940-1945. After his release he continued his antisemitic and political activities. He died in 1967.


This material was collected by CJC staff and concerned persons in the Jewish community.

Scope and Content

Fascist newspapers, pamphlets and newsletters. Press clippings by and about Arcand. Canadian Jewish Congress correspondence relating to Arcand and anti-Semitism


  • Related groups of records: Photographs file PC1-3-77.

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