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Before the War
The Holocaust
Displaced Persons Camps
Where Can We Go?
The Journey
Welcome to Canada
New Lives
Canadian Immigration Overview
I. Childhood in Hungary
In 1942 I was not allowed to go to school any more. As was the case with many children, I could not continue my studies in higher education as the number of slots made available to Jews was quite small. Instead of school I went to work at a furniture factory, run by a friend of my father. I was fifteen years old when I began learning the trade of a cabinetmaker. The Nazis came in the spring of 1944 and then suddenly, within a few days, everything was changed.     
II. Into the Ghetto »    
A member of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP) founded in 1919 and brought to power in 1933 under Adolf Hitler.
Leslie's Map
I. Childhood in Hungary
II. Into the Ghetto
III. The Concentration Camps
IV. At Liberation
V. Refugee Life
VI. A Home in Canada
VII. Reflections