The boat docked in Halifax, where a group of Jewish teenagers came and picked us up. We stayed in Halifax
for one night with the Rosenfeld family and communicated with them in Yiddish
, French and sign language. I knew three words of English at the time: "yes," "no," and "O.K." The next day we got on the train and I was in a car with John Hirsch. We both looked at a map of Canada and said, "Winnipeg
is a good choice because it is geographically in the middle." As we travelled by train I began to realize just how huge Canada was this was a revelation.