The Immigration Story of Willy Schmitchen (German immigrant)

Category: 
Culture : 
Country of Origin: 
Port of Arrival: 
Date of Arrival: 
March 11 1949
Language: 
English
Creative Commons: 
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Accession Number: 
S2012.517.1
Story Text: 

I left Bremerhaven along with my parents August and Olga Schmitchen, my sister Hanna and my grandmother, Matilda Alisch on March 1st. I understand that it took 11 days. During this time I remember a bad storm during which we children were tied to our bunks. We arrived in Pier 21 in Halifax and took the train to Chatham, Ontario where we still reside today.