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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
Bronka told me that there were other Jews who had survived. She convinced me that I had to return to Judaism, to honour the memory of my mother. I couldn't tell Helena that I was leaving. She would not have let me go. The next morning Bronka and I went for a walk and did not return. It is so strange to think of it, two little girls finding their way through Europe, alone with no papers and no money. Yet we did it and managed to catch up with Dr. Kotarba and the other children who were already in Prague. I wrote to Helena right away and continued to write to her for years afterwards.
VI. Looking for a Home »    
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