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Title Oral History with Sidney and Joanne Sytsma
Date 24 Mar 2010
Document Type Oral History (Audio)
Name Sytsma, Sidney; Sytsma, Joanne
Interviewer Bankson, Cassidy
Date of Recording 24 Mar 2010
Duration 00:07:34
Reference 10.03.24SJS
Library / Archive Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Description Sidney and Joanne Sytsma arrived from the Netherlands between 1948-1951. They relate their experiences leaving Holland during the late 1940s for Canada. Sidney describes life on-board the Volendam crossing the Atlantic and explains how male and female passengers were segregated.
Theme(s) Departures: Port Conditions and Organisation; Journey Conditions
Country (from) Holland
Country (to) Canada
Places Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Ports Rotterdam, Holland; Dover, England
Nationality Dutch; European
Ships Volendam
Keywords luggage, possessions, clothing, finance, shipping, segregation, family, seasickness, children, food
Language English
Copyright Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21