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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
III. At Liberation
We arrived at the hospital on May 4th. German Military doctors and nurses were there to receive us. They took our lice-ridden clothes, disinfected us, and bathed those who could not bathe themselves. They put ointment on our rotting bodies and gave us light brown pyjamas to wear, all under the watchful eyes of American military personnel. On May 7th we received a five kg box of food from the Americans. There is no way to explain how grateful I was then, and still am, to the kind Americans who saved us from certain starvation.
IV. Life as a Refugee »    
Bill's Map
I. Satu Mare, Romania
II. Auschwitz & Muhldorf
III. At Liberation
IV. Life as a Refugee
V. Sailing to Canada
VI. Becoming Canadian