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Photograph of the Vilumsons family, circa 1950 (No Restriction) c. 1950 DI2014.497.13

Donated to Pier 21, May 25 2009, by Anita MacLean.
Anita MacLean (née Vilumsons) was born in Latvia in 1940. Anita, her parents, Ilgvaris and Aleksandra, and her grandmother, Lina, had to flee the country in 1944. They spent six years in Displaced Persons camps in the British sector of Germany where her sister, Maruta, was born in 1947. Anita, her parents and her sister immigrated to Canada, arriving at Pier 21 on July 21, 1950 on board USS General M.L. Hersey. Her grandmother arrived one year later. They settled in Red Lake, Ontario.

Photograph of the Vilumsons family's trunk, circa 1999 (No Restriction) c. 1999 DI2014.497.17 English

Donated to Pier 21, May 25 2009, by Anita MacLean.
Anita MacLean (née Vilumsons) was born in Latvia in 1940. Anita, her parents, Ilgvaris and Aleksandra, and her grandmother, Lina, had to flee the country in 1944. They spent six years in Displaced Persons camps in the British sector of Germany where her sister, Maruta, was born in 1947. Anita, her parents and her sister immigrated to Canada, arriving at Pier 21 on July 21, 1950 on board USS General M.L. Hersey. Her grandmother arrived one year later. They settled in Red Lake, Ontario.

Photograph of the Vilumsons family on board USS General M. L. Hersey, July 19 1950 (No Restriction) July 19 1950 DI2014.497.2 English

Donated to Pier 21, May 25 2009, by Anita MacLean.
Anita MacLean (née Vilumsons) was born in Latvia in 1940. Anita, her parents, Ilgvaris and Aleksandra, and her grandmother, Lina, had to flee the country in 1944. They spent six years in Displaced Persons camps in the British sector of Germany where her sister, Maruta, was born in 1947. Anita, her parents and her sister immigrated to Canada, arriving at Pier 21 on July 21, 1950 on board USS General M.L. Hersey. Her grandmother arrived one year later. They settled in Red Lake, Ontario.

Photograph of the Vilumsons family in the snow in Canada, circa 1950 (No Restriction) c. 1950 DI2014.497.4

Donated to Pier 21, May 25 2009, by Anita MacLean.
Anita MacLean (née Vilumsons) was born in Latvia in 1940. Anita, her parents, Ilgvaris and Aleksandra, and her grandmother, Lina, had to flee the country in 1944. They spent six years in Displaced Persons camps in the British sector of Germany where her sister, Maruta, was born in 1947. Anita, her parents and her sister immigrated to Canada, arriving at Pier 21 on July 21, 1950 on board USS General M.L. Hersey. Her grandmother arrived one year later. They settled in Red Lake, Ontario.

Photograph of the Vilumsons family in Canada, December 1999 (No Restriction) December 1999 DI2014.497.16 English

Donated to Pier 21, May 25 2009, by Anita MacLean.
Anita MacLean (née Vilumsons) was born in Latvia in 1940. Anita, her parents, Ilgvaris and Aleksandra, and her grandmother, Lina, had to flee the country in 1944. They spent six years in Displaced Persons camps in the British sector of Germany where her sister, Maruta, was born in 1947. Anita, her parents and her sister immigrated to Canada, arriving at Pier 21 on July 21, 1950 on board USS General M.L. Hersey. Her grandmother arrived one year later. They settled in Red Lake, Ontario.

Photograph of the Vilumsons family in Canada, circa 1960 (No Restriction) c. 1960 DI2014.497.7

Donated to Pier 21, May 25 2009, by Anita MacLean.
Anita MacLean (née Vilumsons) was born in Latvia in 1940. Anita, her parents, Ilgvaris and Aleksandra, and her grandmother, Lina, had to flee the country in 1944. They spent six years in Displaced Persons camps in the British sector of Germany where her sister, Maruta, was born in 1947. Anita, her parents and her sister immigrated to Canada, arriving at Pier 21 on July 21, 1950 on board USS General M.L. Hersey. Her grandmother arrived one year later. They settled in Red Lake, Ontario.

Photograph of the Vilumsons family in Canada, circa 1952 (No Restriction) c. 1952 DI2014.497.10

Donated to Pier 21, May 25 2009, by Anita MacLean.
Anita MacLean (née Vilumsons) was born in Latvia in 1940. Anita, her parents, Ilgvaris and Aleksandra, and her grandmother, Lina, had to flee the country in 1944. They spent six years in Displaced Persons camps in the British sector of Germany where her sister, Maruta, was born in 1947. Anita, her parents and her sister immigrated to Canada, arriving at Pier 21 on July 21, 1950 on board USS General M.L. Hersey. Her grandmother arrived one year later. They settled in Red Lake, Ontario.

Photograph of the Vilumsons family in Canada, circa 1950 (No Restriction) c. 1950 DI2014.497.6

Donated to Pier 21, May 25 2009, by Anita MacLean.
Anita MacLean (née Vilumsons) was born in Latvia in 1940. Anita, her parents, Ilgvaris and Aleksandra, and her grandmother, Lina, had to flee the country in 1944. They spent six years in Displaced Persons camps in the British sector of Germany where her sister, Maruta, was born in 1947. Anita, her parents and her sister immigrated to Canada, arriving at Pier 21 on July 21, 1950 on board USS General M.L. Hersey. Her grandmother arrived one year later. They settled in Red Lake, Ontario.

Photograph of the Verwolf family in the Netherlands, 1949 1949 DI2013.1677.9

Donated to the Museum by Cornelis Verwolf, January 14 2004
Cornelis Verwolf was born in Sion, the Netherlands c. 1931. In February 1950 Cornelis boarded SS Beaverbrae. Arriving at Pier 21 on February 24 1950, he took the train to Grand Falls, New Brunswick and worked on Niels Jensen’s farm. In November 1950, Mr. Jensen suggested that he go to Toronto to find work for the winter. Cornelis met his wife, Patricia Hunter, in Toronto and they married in 1957. Cornelis studied and worked as an auto mechanic. They moved to Peterborough and had two sons, Michael and Douglas.

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