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Title Oral History with Ilga Bormanis
Date 20 Jul 2009
Document Type Oral History (Audio)
Name Bormanis, Ilga
Interviewer Schwinghamer, Steven
Date of Recording 20 Jul 2009
Duration 00:04:16
Reference 09.07.20IB
Library / Archive Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Description Ilga Bormanis arrived from Latvia as a displaced person in 1950. She describes the process of emigrating to Canada through Germany just after the end of the Second World War and explains the medical and political checks emigrants underwent before being allowed to board ships.
Theme(s) Departures: Port Conditions and Organisation; Displaced Persons and Refugees
Country (from) Latvia
Country (to) Canada
Places Chicago, Illinois, United States
Ports Bremerhaven, Germany
Nationality Latvian
Keywords camp, railway, medical staff, health and sickness, tuberculosis, disease, politics, medical examination
Language English
Copyright Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21