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Before the War
The Holocaust
Liberation
Displaced Persons Camps
Where can we go?
The Journey
Welcome to Canada
New Lives
Canadian Immigration Overview
III. Orphanages
I was ten years old and still in an orphanage when the war ended. One of the other little girls in the orphanage had a sister who happened to know where my sister Esther was living. That is how Esther found me. She took me to live with my brother Charles in Brussels. Of the eleven brothers and sisters, eight of us survived. Jean, who had been a member of the Resistance, was killed by the Germans during the war. Simon died three weeks after liberation in Auschwitz.
IV. Journey to Canada »    
Mariette's Map
I. Childhood
II. Into Hiding
III. Orphanages
IV. Journey to Canada
V. Becoming Canadian
VI. School
VII. A New Life
Resistance
Opposition to the Nazis in Germany and occupied countries. Included partisan groups, French resistance groups, the Jewish Fighting Organization in Poland and exiled governments of defeated nations. Some attacked Nazi troops, communication and transportation or helped persecuted peoples hide or escape. Spiritual resistance was expressed in the practice of repressed religion, art, music and literature. Jewish armed resistance occurred in some ghettos and concentration camps.