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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
IX. A New Life
To new immigrants and refugees, I would like to say that Canada, this country that welcomes you, is worth your total dedication. And to Canadian-born children, I ask that you be understanding and a little more open to newcomers. Extend your hand, put your welcome into words. Acceptance doesn't happen by itself.
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
A person who comes to a new country to live as a permanent resident.
Someone who flees their country of origin because of a well-founded fear of persecution due to race, religion, nationality, membership in a social or political group.