I became Marie here in Canada. The person you see today is someone I created. When I speak about my experiences as a child in the Holocaust
, I become Mariette again. I am a completely different person now. None of us, who came to Canada as orphans, had a chance to be children. As Marie I feel that I've accomplished a lot and I'm proud of who I am and what I've done. As Mariette I feel cheated. That is the only way I can explain it.
Canada is a great country. Today it is a much more tolerant country than it was when I first got here. It is wonderful that so many different people can live together in this country. All people are the same. They want freedom and opportunities for their children.
I think that if children could visit different temples, churches and synagogues
, they would see that all people are the same. That is what I taught my children and my grandchildren.