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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
VI. Coming to Canada
The voyage took about a week, which seemed quite long to me at the time. I have fond memories of the trip and remember reading Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind in French.

I was seventeen when we landed in Halifax on December, 1948. I was disappointed to learn that I was not going to Montreal, as I spoke French. I wasn't told that I was going to Calgary until I was already on the train.
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Robbie's Map
I. Skarszysko, Poland
II. During the Holocaust
III. Rediscovering Freedom
IV. Orphanage
V. Finding a Home
VI. Coming to Canada
VII. Becoming Canadian