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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
V. Immigration to Canada
So I packed my suitcase and was taken to a transit camp called Aglasterhausen DP Camp, where I met many other young people. We became very close, almost like a family. The day came when we were taken by the UNRRA representatives to Braemerhaven, where we boarded the ship SS Sturgis bound for Canada. During the crossing my legs were badly swollen. I spent most of my time in my bunk, hoping that my new life would be easier and that I would have a new family. It was my dream to be wanted and loved, and I was looking for understanding and acceptance.
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I. Bedzin, Poland
II. The Ghetto
III. Concentration Camps
IV. The End of the War
V. Immigration to Canada
VI. Arrival
VII. Becoming Canadian