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L'histoire d'immigration de Maria Teresa Aldighieri (immigrante italienne)

Le Musée examine et accepte les dons de souvenirs et d'histoires, personnelles ou familiales, à la collection. En tant qu'institution pédagogique, ces récits nous aident à comprendre comment les individus se souviennent d'expériences vécues, comment ils les interprètent ou, encore, comment ils créent un sens à partir de celles-ci. Les histoires ne sont pas modifiées par le personnel du Musée. Le point de vue exprimé est celui de l'auteur et non celui du Musée.

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Culture : 
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Langue: 
Anglais
Creative Commons: 
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Numéro d'accession : 
S2012.2498.1

Texte d'histoire: 

Our mother arrived alone. In Italy she left her home village of Brogliano in the north and travelled by train with one sister to the port city of Genova where she left December 9, 1953. It took approximately 9-10 days by boat. She stayed in a cabin with 3 other Italian women travelling for different reasons. She began crying about halfway to Canada.

She remembers arriving in Halifax and quickly put on the train to travel to Windsor where my father was waiting for his eventual bride to be. He arrived three years earlier on the same boat and had been communicating by letter writing to his bride to be. She arrived in Windsor December 22 1956. At this time the Italian community was vibrant and growing. On the train travelling to Windsor my mother found the houses small and unusual with antennas on the roof in comparison to Italy. My mother adjusted well enough to life in Windsor because the Italian community was large and she quickly met other Italian women who had recently arrived.