When my twin sister and I arrived in Vancouver
, we were separated and sent to live in different homes. My sister went to Isaac Chernov's house and I went to stay with Max Fox and his wife and two children, Priscilla and Ernest. I stayed with them for over a year. I spoke a few languages when I came, mainly Yiddish and Hungarian, but not a word of English. Luckily, Mr. and Mrs. Fox spoke Yiddish
, so I could converse with them and I felt right at home. I started going to Prince of Wales High School. I remember that about three weeks after I arrived, I was asked to recite some Shakespeare and I did, but with a very heavy European accent.