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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
IV. At Liberation
The Germans left the camp a few days before liberation, realizing that the Americans would soon be arriving. Liberation was on the 5th of May. I still remember that day, a lot of emotions. When the gate first opened, there was this Jewish boy from New York. He didn't speak much Yiddish. I remember he sat down on a big stone, took off his helmet and cried. But, many of us died from malnutrition and starvation even in the care of the Americans. They were giving us this army food and nobody was used to it. We were not used to eating much more than bread and plain soup. I did not see the French man who had saved my life. I was never able to track him down.    
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The language, historically spoken by Ashkenazic Jews of Central and Eastern Europe. Derived primarily from medieval High German dialects, and to a lesser extent from Hebrew and Aramaic.
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