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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
VII. Voyage and Arrival
For those of us who had experienced so much during the war, going across the ocean was not such a big adventure. The big adventure had been our survival. This was just something we had to do. I remember the steamship General Sturgis being an old rusty tub that lumbered across the Atlantic. We all got sick eating too many hot dogs, which were a novelty for us.
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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