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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
As other countries like France, Holland, Belgium and Hungary fell to the Nazis, their Jewish populations met the same fate. For the Jewish children whose stories are told here, the Nazi occupation of their countries — Czechoslovakia in March, 1939; Poland in September, 1939; Belgium in May, 1940; Hungary in March, 1944 — was a turning point that changed their lives forever.