My mother told me that before the war a Jewish man with a beard might get harassed in the street. When I asked for confirmation of that recently … she said that her grandfather was once attacked by some kids. He came to Canada from Poland in 1911. He was an orthodox Jew and wore a beard. He collected scrap metal and drove a wagon through every neighborhood and into what was then the suburbs or even countryside.
THE BACKGROUND on these interviews, that is, when they were conducted, who the informants were, and why I post them, see here.
"Why Get Your Hopes Up?" # 16
"My Great-Grandfather Was Attacked by Some Kids" # 19