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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. Into Hiding
On my seventh birthday, I was taken by a woman I didn't know to meet my mother. As we neared the house, we saw the Germans putting my mother and brother Albert on a truck. My mother was all dressed up for my birthday. The woman grabbed me and told me to stop screaming. That was the last time I saw my mother.
III. Orphanages »    
Mariette's Map
I. Childhood
II. Into Hiding
III. Orphanages
IV. Journey to Canada
V. Becoming Canadian
VI. School
VII. A New Life