THE MUSEUM OF FAMILY HISTORY presents
The Life of Nina Finkelstein
RECOLLECTIONS OF A FRIEND
"Nina had an uncle in New York City whose family name was Lewin. Following the war he was able to bring Nina there on one of the first ships carrying refugees from Europe. She said that people found it hard to believe what she had been through because she looked pretty healthy after eating well and lying in the sun on the ship.
At this time, Adja heard about her arrival in New York and went to see her there. They married in 1946 or 1947, and settled in Montreal. Nina applied to the school of Physiotherapy at McGill University. Although she spoke little English (actually better French), they accepted her on the condition that she passed her first year. Nina did very well, and graduated first in her class.
Even though they broke up about
twelve years later, Nina and Adja remained devoted to each other for the
rest of their lives. Nina said that they couldn’t live together but they
couldn’t live without each other either."
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