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Title Date of Arrival Culture Related Ship Accession Number Language More Information
Photograph taken on board TSS Maasdam, May 4 1957 May 4 1957 DI2015.115.6

Donated to the Museum by Gerhard Flohr, June 10 2007
Gerhard Flohr was born in Hiedleberg, Germany in 1932. He departed from Rotterdam, the Netherlands on April 26 1957 and arrived at Pier 21 on May 4 1957 on board TSS Maasdam. He then took the train to Montreal, Quebec where a job was waiting for him. 

Photograph taken on board TSS Maasdam, May 3 1957 May 3 1957 DI2015.115.4

Donated to the Museum by Gerhard Flohr, June 10 2007
Gerhard Flohr was born in Hiedleberg, Germany in 1932. He departed from Rotterdam, the Netherlands on April 26 1957 and arrived at Pier 21 on May 4 1957 on board TSS Maasdam. He then took the train to Montreal, Quebec where a job was waiting for him. 

Photograph taken on board SS Volendam of people waving farewell from behind a window, May 1951 (No Restriction) May 1951 DI2014.656.2

Donated to Pier 21, September 10 2013, by Harry Kalsbeek.
Harry Kalsbeek, along with his siblings John, Dini, Jan and Bill, immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kalsbeek, on board SS Volendam, arriving at Pier 21 on May 25, 1951. The Kalsbeeks emigrated to seek better opportunities and because they feared the outbreak of another war. Mr. Kalsbeek had his own mechanic business in the Netherlands, and eventually successfully built up his own business in Canada. The Kalsbeek family initially settled in Brockville, Ontario but lived in several different cities across Canada before eventually settling in British Columbia.

Photograph taken on board SS Olympia, December 1954 (No Restriction) December 1954 DI2014.543.20

Donated to Pier 21, March 22 2006, by Karl Filipps.
Karl Filipps was born in Germany and both his parents, Martin and Katharina Filipps, were born in Yugoslavia. The family arrived at Pier 21 on board SS Olympia on December 15, 1954 and took the train to Windsor, Ontario.

Photograph taken on board SS Groote Beer, March 19-28 1953 (No Restriction) March 19 to 28 1953 DI2013.1541.2

Donated to Pier 21, September 15 2006, by Albert deVos.
Albert deVos immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands with his younger brother, Reyn, and his parents, Jack and Anne, on board SS Groote Beer, arriving at Pier 21 on March 28, 1927. The family settled in Edmonton, Alberta. Albert's father found work as a meat cutter at Queen City Meats, which he eventually purchased from the original owners in 1967.

Photograph taken on board SS Groote Beer, March 19-28 1953 (No Restriction) March 19 to 28 1953 DI2013.1541.3

Donated to Pier 21, September 15 2006, by Albert deVos.
Albert deVos immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands with his younger brother, Reyn, and his parents, Jack and Anne, on board SS Groote Beer, arriving at Pier 21 on March 28, 1927. The family settled in Edmonton, Alberta. Albert's father found work as a meat cutter at Queen City Meats, which he eventually purchased from the original owners in 1967.

Photograph taken on board SS Groote Beer, March 19-28 1953 (No Restriction) March 19 to 28 1953 DI2013.1541.4 English

Donated to Pier 21, September 15 2006, by Albert deVos.
Albert deVos immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands with his younger brother, Reyn, and his parents, Jack and Anne, on board SS Groote Beer, arriving at Pier 21 on March 28, 1927. The family settled in Edmonton, Alberta. Albert's father found work as a meat cutter at Queen City Meats, which he eventually purchased from the original owners in 1967.

Photograph taken on board SS Arosa Sky, May 1957 (No Restriction) May 1957 DI2014.449.1

Donated to Pier 21, June 11 2005, by Karl Heinz Gwisdek.
SS Arosa Sky arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia on May 24, 1957.

Photograph taken on board SS Arosa Sky, May 1957 (No Restriction) May 1957 DI2014.449.3

Donated to Pier 21, June 11 2005, by Karl Heinz Gwisdek.
SS Arosa Sky arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia on May 24, 1957.

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