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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
V. War's End
I was 14 at the end of the war and believed that I was the only surviving Jew left on earth. I was no longer in danger and I had enough to eat. It did not occur to me that I could actually leave Helena. One evening as I went to close the door blown open by a snowstorm, there stood my lifelong friend Bronka. She was part of a group of 220 orphans being taken by Dr. Kotarba to Palestine but she had refused to leave Europe until she found me.
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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