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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
IV. The End of the War
My mother's words echoed in my ears. But how could I go back to Poland? I didn't even know where I was. Not knowing how to return to my home in Poland, I remained in the town of Ludwigsdorf for a while with an older couple from my hometown who befriended me.

From there we moved to the little town of Feldafing, where the barracks once used by the Germans as a Hitler Youth School had been turned into a kibbutz. It was during my stay at Feldafing that my cousin and his wife found me and took me to live with them in the Fulda DP camp. For the first time since I had left home, I had a family again. My cousins were very good to me.
V. Immigration to Canada »    
A collective farm where the members own all property in common. Social Zionist organizations promoted this form of collective agriculture. After the Holocaust, kibbutzim were formed in Europe to provide agricultural training to survivors, in the hope of relocating the kibbutzim and their members to Palestine.
Hitler Youth
Nazi paramilitary and social club for German youth. The organization was founded in 1922 and renamed Hitler Youth in 1926. By 1935, 60 percent of Germany's youth had joined. Indoctrinated with Nazi ideals and virulent anti-Semitism, many became front-line soldiers at the end of the war.
Regina's Map
I. Bedzin, Poland
II. The Ghetto
III. Concentration Camps
IV. The End of the War
V. Immigration to Canada
VI. Arrival
VII. Becoming Canadian