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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
V. Becoming Canadian
I ran away twelve times that year. I was quite wild. I had to learn the rules of the house. After having lived on the streets for so long, I didn't know that meal times were at breakfast, lunch and dinner. It took me about three months before I was able to talk to anyone.

Over the years, I developed a wonderful relationship with the Satanovs. They became like my parents. They bought me my first bike, my first roller skates, and enrolled me in Hebrew school and took me to the movies. They wanted to adopt me but I remembered what my brother Jean had told me during the war, and I refused to change my name.
VI. School »    
Mariette's Map
I. Childhood
II. Into Hiding
III. Orphanages
IV. Journey to Canada
V. Becoming Canadian
VI. School
VII. A New Life
Hebrew
An ancient Canaanite language of the Hebrews traditionally used in prayer. It has been revived as the official language of the State of Israel.