From May 1947 until August 1947, I became a policeman in an ORT
training and boarding school for Jewish youths in Purten
II, near Rosenheim. Later the International Refugee
Organization (I.R.O.) opened a youth centre near the town of Aschau
. It was a really nice camp at the foot of a beautiful mountain. We had ample good food. I had a dog and a bicycle. Life was great.
While waiting for my papers to America, I was called into the camp office and asked if I wanted to immigrate to Canada. I could qualify but not my brother, who had passed the required age of 18. I did not know how long the wait would be to go to the United States so I agreed to go to Canada. I thought I would be able to arrange for papers for my brother to follow after I got there.