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VII. A New Life
When I was fifteen, I met my husband at Hillel, an organization for Jewish students at the University of British Columbia. We were married when I was nineteen. Today I have three daughters and seven grandchildren. I probably could have achieved more if I had gone back to school but I wanted to get married and have children. I wanted to make my own little nest. I've never stopped educating myself.

I decided to lose my accent when I was refused a job that I wanted at the telephone company. It took a few years of practice and hard work to lose my accent. In the meantime I joined some Jewish organizations and became very involved in community work. Over the years I've been the president of many organizations in the community. I always felt that I had to give something back, because of how good Canada has been to me.
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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