Tiuu Roiser's parents, Eduard and Koidula, along with three of her father’s sisters and their husbands were among the passengers aboard the SS Walnut that arrived at Pier 21 on Dec. 13, 1948, after a perilous 26-day voyage.
Tiuu's visit to the Museum was a moment that she wasn’t fully prepared for.
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For centuries, child orphans have sought permanent resettlement in Canada. But little has been written about an experiment nearly a century ago that brought Armenian child orphans from Ottoman Turkey to Canada.
In 2017, Canada will mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. This is your celebration!
Find out how you can join Canadians taking part from coast to coast to coast.
Join us as we unveil Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Times, a travelling exhibit from the Columbus Centre of Toronto that looks back on the internment of hundreds of Italian-Canadians during World War II.