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Title Oral History with Reva Kanner Dexter
Date 25 Feb 2014
Document Type Oral History (Video)
Name Kanner Dexter, Reva
Interviewer Burton, Emily
Date of Recording 25 Feb 2014
Duration 00:06:39
Reference 14.02.25RKD
Library / Archive Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Description Reva Kanner Dexter arrived from Poland as a displaced person in 1948. She describes her family's return to Poland after the end of the Second World War and their decision to leave the destruction behind and emigrate to Canada as refugees. She relates how the family reached an American Displaced Persons' Camp, their lack of any formal identification, how long they had to wait before countries began accepting Jewish refugees and their luck in finding that Canada needed experienced tailors for the growing clothing industry.
Theme(s) Displaced Persons and Refugees; Departures: Port Conditions and Organisation
Country (from) Kazakhstan; Poland
Country (to) Canada
Places Krasnystaw, Poland; Bad Reichenhall, Germany
Ports Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Nationality Polish; Jewish
Keywords army, Red Cross, refugee, camp, anti-semitism, legislation, discrimination, industry, employment, passport
Language English
Copyright Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21