Pearl’s Story

Ich hays Peril Shtarkman. My name is Pearl Starkman. I pulled this old scrapbook of memories out to show my grandson David. He is making a video about how I came to Canada. I’m 70 now so it was a long time ago!

I was born in 1912 in a little village called Golodin in the Ukraine. We were the only Jewish family in the village then. Golodin was so small that our identity papers would list another town, Shatsk, as our home. Shatsk was very close to the Polish border…

Read on and discover the story of the 1921 Ukranian Jewish orphans and their journey to Canada. 

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