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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. Life as a Refugee
On March 14, 1946 my brother and I bribed the guards at nearby Csenger and crossed over into Hungary to Budapest. We met the Bricha, Jews from Palestine who had come to save as many young Jews as they could. They took us to Austria, bribing the border guards in order to gain entry.

On March 25, 1946 we went to the DP camp, Kobenz in Austria. We stayed there only a short time, and then went to Vienna and then to Germany. We crossed at night in order not to be detected. Once across the border, we walked to the DP camp near the village of Ainring bei Freilassing. We were in the American occupied zone where we wanted to be. We knew that we had relatives in Pennsylvania and hoped to immigrate to America.
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I. Satu Mare, Romania
II. Auschwitz & Muhldorf
III. At Liberation
IV. Life as a Refugee
V. Sailing to Canada
VI. Becoming Canadian