Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Natalie Zamczyk - January 30, 1984

Leaving Poland

So I went to, so in 1949 I went to Paris with my son and there I was a year. I actually was for uh, United States I was registered but the quota was very high. They told me that I can go in ten, twenty years. When my relatives uh, put papers for me to come to Canada, and I came to Canada in 1950. And that's all. And we were in Canada 1950, and 1962 I came here because my son registered uh, graduate from Wayne University and I knew that he is going to teach here. I was on quota and we came back, we, and we entered here and that's all. That's all the...

Uh-huh. Did you become...


Did you become a citizen here?

No, I am still a citizen of Canada. This was my first citizenship. And I didn't bother here, I don't know why. I don't know. Now it's too late, maybe, I don't know. Yeah. But I love the country here and I love the other. The both countries are the best in the whole world, that's what I can tell you. This is real freedom here.


And when somebody say here that it, that it's not freedom, I tell him pack the things and go to Russia, you will see how it's good there. That's all, that's what I told ???, why did you come here, to work in a factory? I said, yes, I came here to work in a factory because I have a freedom, but you don't understand what it mean to have a freedom. That's what it is. That's all. And my grandchildrens are born American, both of them. So that's it.


And I'm proud of it.

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