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IV. Journey to Canada
I read somewhere that Jewish children wanting to leave the country could go to city hall to apply for immigration, so we did. We got two passports — one for Henri and myself, and one for Esther and Jacques.

We sailed from Brussels to London. I was so seasick. In London, we were put in another orphanage that was like a castle to me. It was very drafty and cold. No one spoke French, and I remember trying to find paper. I always tried to leave notes everywhere I went — in the underground train station, the bus station — in the hope that my sister Sarah might see them. From London we boarded the SS Aquitania to Halifax. Again, I was sick the whole time and spent practically the whole trip in the sick bay.
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Mariette's Map
I. Childhood
II. Into Hiding
III. Orphanages
IV. Journey to Canada
V. Becoming Canadian
VI. School
VII. A New Life
SS
Abbreviation for Schutzstaffel (Defence Protective Units), usually written with two lightning symbols. Initially established as Hitler's personal bodyguard, the SS was transformed into a larger organization by Heinrich Himmler. Although some SS units were assigned to the battlefield, the organization is best known for its role in the destruction of European Jewry.