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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
II. Auschwitz-Birkenau
About three years later, about 1940-1941, things escalated suddenly. I remember that panic set in when we heard about an uncle and aunt and their family who were taken from their home and deported to Poland for not having the proper documents. News filtered out that they were executed. At first we couldn't believe that something that inhumane could have happened.
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Leo's Map
I. Childhood in Berehovo
II. Auschwitz-Birkenau
III. At Liberation
IV. Displaced Person
V. Voyage
VI. Becoming Canadian