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Title Oral History with Aldona Morkunas
Date 6 Mar 2014
Document Type Oral History (Video)
Name Morkunas, Aldona
Interviewer Sanchini, Laura
Date of Recording 6 Mar 2014
Duration 00:20:14
Reference 14.03.06AM
Library / Archive Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Description Aldona Morkunas arrived from Lithuania via Germany as a displaced person in 1947. She relates how her family came to Canada after the end of the Second World War. Living through Russian occupation of Lithuania, she describes how they fled to Germany during the war and how their plight was used as propaganda by the Nazis. After the war, they refused to go back to Russian-occupied territory and remained in camps until Canadian emigration agents arrived.
Theme(s) Displaced Persons and Refugees; Departures: Port Conditions and Organisation; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Lithuania
Country (to) Canada
Places Hamburg, Germany; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Ports Halifax, Nova Scotia, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Nationality Lithuanian; Russian
Keywords foreign occupation, communism, Second World War, Nazis, propaganda, education, suicide, death, agent, camp, health and sickness, medical examination, domestic service, convent, accommodation, food, chocolate, employment
Language English
Copyright Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21