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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
VII. Becoming Canadian
My first night in Calgary I stayed with Roweena Pearlman's brother-in-law. I was so anxious to earn a living that the very next day I went to work at Smithbuilt Hats. That evening I went to live with Harry and Rachel Goresht and their children, Ida and Sam. To this day, they remain my family.

The Jewish community really opened their hearts to us. The orphans always had a standing invitation to all the simchas (celebrations), weddings and bar mitzvahs.
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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