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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
The task of settling these young people was immense. Most foster families were expecting young children, preferably girls. The harsh reality was that the majority of those who had managed to survive were older boys. Of the 1,123 orphans who arrived, seventy percent were adolescent boys and only 37 of the children were under ten years of age.   more... »