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Immigration Poem by Harry Howie (Scottish Immigrant) Scottish S2016.171.1 English
Immigration Identification Card issued to Vincenz Bogatin, April 24 1949 (No Restriction) April 24 1949 DI2013.669.4 English

[Donated to Pier 21, July 11 1999, by Christine Bogatin (Vincenz and Kristina Bogatin's daughter) through her youngest son's friend Jody, who visited Canada from Australia.
Vincenz and Kristina Bogatin, Austrian refugees from Yugoslavia, arrived at Pier 21 in 1949 on board SS Nea Hellas and SS Samaria, respectively. Vincenz served in the Gendarmerie against the Communists in Austria during the Second World War, but was taken as political prisoner after the war. Vincenz managed to escape when a fire broke out, or was set, and was reunited with Kristina, who had stayed nearby. They hid in a field and were eventually able to escape to a refugee camp in Voitsberg. From there Vincenz and Kristina immigrated to Canada, settling in Kitchener, Ontario.

Immigration Identification Card issued to Kristina Bogatin, November 30 1949 (No Restriction) November 30 1949 DI2013.669.5 English

[Donated to Pier 21, July 11 1999, by Christine Bogatin (Vincenz and Kristina Bogatin's daughter) through her youngest son's friend Jody, who visited Canada from Australia.
Vincenz and Kristina Bogatin, Austrian refugees from Yugoslavia, arrived at Pier 21 in 1949 on board the Nea Hellas and Samaria, respectively. Vincenz served in the Gendarmerie against the Communists in Austria during the Second World War, but was taken as political prisoner after the war. Vincenz managed to escape when a fire broke out, or was set, and was reunited with Kristina, who had stayed nearby. They hid in a field and were eventually able to escape to a refugee camp in Voitsberg. From there Vincenz and Kristina immigrated to Canada, settling in Kitchener, Ontario.

Immigration Identification Card issued to Irma Hahn, 1948 (No Restriction) 1948 DI2013.681.3 English

[Donated to Pier 21, May 30 2010, by Tatjana Dorsey.
Tatjana Dorsey (née Hahn) immigrated to Canada from Czechoslovakia with her parents on board RMS Samaria, arriving at Pier 21 on March 14, 1950. Tatjana's sister, Irma, immigrated two years prior on board SS Marine Marlin, arriving at Pier 21 in June 1948. Tatjana Dorsey's family lived in Czechoslovakia until the Second World War, when they were taken to Germany as forced labour because of their Russian ancestry. After the war, her sister left Germany for Canada. She sponsored the rest of the family's immigration in March 1950.

Immigration Identification Card issued to George Klein, March 30 1951 (No Restriction) March 30 1951 DI2013.671.2 English

[Donated to Pier 21, August 26 2002, by George Klein.
George Klein immigrated to Canada from Austria on board MV Georgic, arriving at Pier 21 on March 30, 1951. George Klein was a Romanian Displaced Person whose family had relocated to Kirchheim, Austria from their hometown of Ober-Eidisch, Romania to escape Joseph Stalin's advancing Soviet Army. George was raised as a farmhand and, hearing about better lifestyles in North America, he applied to immigrate to Canada as he had relatives already living there. George settled in Chatham, Ontario, and later in London, Ontario with his wife, Katharina, who also immigrated from Ober-Eidisch via Austria.

Immigration and Family Story of Harold and Sue Franklin English, Canadian S2016.174.1 English
Identity certificate issued to Sergius Hahn by the International Refugee Organization, January 3 1950 (No Restriction) c. January 3 1950 DI2013.681.18 English

[Donated to Pier 21, May 30 2010, by Tatjana Dorsey.
Tatjana Dorsey (née Hahn) immigrated to Canada from Czechoslovakia with her parents on board RMS Samaria, arriving at Pier 21 on March 14, 1950. Tatjana's sister, Irma, immigrated two years prior on board SS Marine Marlin, arriving at Pier 21 in June 1948. Tatjana Dorsey's family lived in Czechoslovakia until the Second World War, when they were taken to Germany as forced labour because of their Russian ancestry. After the war, her sister left Germany for Canada. She sponsored the rest of the family's immigration in March 1950.

Identity certificate issued to Anastasia Hahn by the International Refugee Organization, January 3 1950 (No Restriction) c. January 3 1950 DI2013.681.2 English

[Donated to Pier 21, May 30 2010, by Tatjana Dorsey.
Tatjana Dorsey (née Hahn) immigrated to Canada from Czechoslovakia with her parents on board RMS Samaria, arriving at Pier 21 on March 14, 1950. Tatjana's sister, Irma, immigrated two years prior on board SS Marine Marlin, arriving at Pier 21 in June 1948. Tatjana Dorsey's family lived in Czechoslovakia until the Second World War, when they were taken to Germany as forced labour because of their Russian ancestry. After the war, her sister left Germany for Canada. She sponsored the rest of the family's immigration in March 1950.

Histories of the McCallum and Armstrong Families Scottish S2014.579.1 English

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