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Canadian Immigration Overview
Most of the orphans entered the country through the port of Halifax at Pier 21. Members of the Halifax Jewish community and representatives of Canadian Jewish Congress met the ships to welcome the newcomers and facilitate their immigration procedures. Some of the orphans remained in Halifax but most boarded trains for thirty-eight communities across the country.      more... »
Canadian Jewish Congress / CJC
An organization of the Canadian Jewish community, founded in 1919, but was dormant until events in Europe revitalized it in 1933. During and after the war, it worked to secure asylum for Jewish refugees in Canada.
Pier 21
Between 1928 and 1971 Pier 21 in Halifax served as the primary entry point for over 1 million immigrants, wartime evacuees, refugees, troops, war brides and their children arriving in Canada. This number includes over 100,000 refugees and displaced persons. Today Pier 21 is a Canadian Historic Site and museum.