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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
IV. Displaced Person
While I was in the displaced persons camp, I got some training from ORT in electronics and radios. One day, I met a fellow from my home town. He was older than we were and a very smart guy, a genius. He knew about seven or eight languages and had a job working for UNRRA in the office. One day he made the remark to me: "How would you like to go somewhere else? I can get you into Canada on a quota." He helped us apply and got the ball rolling.
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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
The Society for Rehabilitation through Training dedicated to providing Jews with trade and farm skills. After World War II, ORT set up free schools, vocational and cooperative workshops in Europe, North Africa and China for displaced Jewish refugees.
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration founded in 1943 by the Allies to aid refugees in the liberated countries of Europe and the Far East. After the war, it provided relief and helped millions of displaced persons repatriate or emigrate.