Most German refugees brought very little with them when they came to Canada. Many lost virtually everything when they were driven to flight or ordered to leave Eastern Europe during or after the Second World War. The few papers, photos, and objects they managed to hold onto are very dear to them.
Click on the links below to discover artifacts and images from these “refugee stories.”
Monica Fercho describes her mother’s immigration keepsakes.
The Canadian Christian Council for the Resettlement of Refugees (CCCRR) produced a scrapbook in 1950, documenting the Bremer Überseeheim (Bremen Overseas Home), the refugee camp through which many immigrants to Canada came.