“Refugee Stories” Oral History Interviews

The Bremer-Überseeheim, where ethnic German refugees stayed prior to their immigration journey to Canada. [click to enlarge]
At the heart of the “Refugee Stories” project are the oral history interviews. Former refugees or immigrants–or their children–have graciously told us their stories of immigration. Sometimes they have been humorous. Many times they have been hard. Always they have been enlightening.

Click on the name of a former refugee or immigrant below to read part of their immigration story:

Ingrid Black

Emmy Fercho

Monica Fercho 

Elke Harinck

Helene Hein

Sigi Hermann

Getraude Rose

Walter Wagner