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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
VI. Arrival
We arrived in Halifax in February 1948. The ship was met by the social worker Mrs. Jean Rose and people from the Canadian Jewish Congress. I was still sick when we booked into the hotel for the night. A doctor was called and diagnosed my illness as Beriberi. He advised that I be taken to a doctor upon my arrival in Vancouver. The next morning we boarded a train and arrived in Vancouver four days later.
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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
Canadian Jewish Congress / CJC
An organization of the Canadian Jewish community, founded in 1919, but was dormant until events in Europe revitalized it in 1933. During and after the war, it worked to secure asylum for Jewish refugees in Canada.