My opa and oma were part of the underground railroad in Holland helping Jews escape to freedom. My mom was born under a sheet being held up to stop the ceiling plaster falling on her while the Allies fought the Nazis during an air raid. My opa was captured and put on a train to the concentration camps. He escaped off the train and made it home to my oma and their children; my mom, aunts and uncles. They came to Canada where I was born.