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Before the War
The Holocaust
Displaced Persons Camps
Where Can We Go?
The Journey
Welcome to Canada
New Lives
Canadian Immigration Overview
III. Auschwitz
We arrived at Auschwitz at night. The lights were glaring and the guards shouted at everyone to get off the train. I remember being told to stand in a row of five or six with my Dad and two of my brothers. Behind us was my Mother, with my youngest brother and my grandmother. I remember a very tall officer with a stick pointing left and right. A "selection" was done: healthy and young on one side, old and sick to the other. I was left with my two older brothers. My mother, father, grandmother and baby brother were taken away. My sister was put in another group.
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David's Map
I. Gherla, Transylvania
II. Deportation
III. Auschwitz
IV. Death March
V. Realizing the Loss
VI. Coming to Canada
VII. Becoming Canadian