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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
We arrived in Regina on a brilliantly sunny and cold day. We were met by several of the city's "pillars of the community," who took us to breakfast. When we were served half-grapefruits, all we could do is look at them. We had never seen grapefruits before. None of us knew what to do with them.

The community was very good to us. Sam Promislow took us to his dry goods store and told us to take whatever we needed. I remember picking up a hairbrush and Sam said, "No, no, let me show you where the brushes with the really good bristles are."
VIII. Adjusting »    
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