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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
VII. Becoming Canadian
I quickly became a Canadian young man. I learned the language and bought myself a bicycle. I had always wanted a bicycle and I paid cash for it. I saved my money for two or three years, until I had a couple of thousand dollars saved up and in 1950 I was able to bring my sister and brother-in-law to Canada from France.

I got married in 1952, and a year later moved to my wife's hometown of Yorkton, Saskatchewan. I was happy to be a part of her family there. I had no family of my own and wanted to be part of something. I joined the golf club, the Kinsmen service club and became very active in the community. After working twenty-three years in the dry cleaning business, we retired to Vancouver. I have three sons and two grandchildren. Coming to Canada was a good choice. I was lucky to have been able to take advantage of the great opportunities open to me in Canada.
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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