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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
II. "Things began to change"
I remember when things began to change. My parents would listen to the radio. It was about 1937 or 1938 and they were horrified at what was happening in Germany. I really didn't listen. I was too young. And then one day my father had to go to war. He packed pictures of the family. A few days later he came back. The war was over and the Russians had marched in. After my father returned, we had to go to Russian schools. Polish wasn't allowed anymore.
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Celina's Map
I. Childhood in Poland
II. "Things began to change"
III. The Lvov Ghetto
IV. Hiding
V. War's End
VI. Looking for a Home
VII. Voyage and Arrival
VIII. Adjusting
IX. A New Life