When John Hirsch and I arrived in Winnipeg, we were met by Mrs. Clara Miles and others from the National Council of Jewish Women. Our group met almost daily for two weeks, taking English lessons. I picked up the language quite rapidly and after two weeks was courting girls. The Shack family, that took John and me in was supposed to house us only temporarily, but after a few months Mrs. Shack said we could stay as long as we wanted. She loved feeding us. After only two weeks Mr. Shack found me a job in a furniture business as a cabinetmaker. For two years I went to night school, continuing my English lessons and learning a bit of history. I stayed in touch with the other orphans in Winnipeg by meeting with them at the Y. I stayed in Winnipeg
for six years.