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After the Second World War, organizations within the Jewish community looked for ways to help younger Holocaust survivors immigrate. The CJC convinced the government of Canada to approve the War Orphans Project.

From 1947 to 1949, this program allowed over 1000 Jewish children under the age of 18 who were left orphans because of the war, to move to Canada. The Jewish community in Canada supported these young newcomers when they arrived. Many were adopted into Jewish Canadian families. Learn about war orphans in this section through the voices of Holocaust survivors, Miriam Frankel and Max Eisen.

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