After WWII Canada received an influx of Dutch immigrants. Some settled in the eastern regions of Nova Scotia. There were many reasons why the Dutch left their land of birth in search of new opportunities. The trip across the turbulent Atlantic, often in converted troop ships, was for many a most memorable experience. The Dutch immigrants faced many challenges: new language, different cultures, the feeling of isolation and the harsh winters. With determination and hard work, they succeeded in becoming an integral part of the communities in which they settled.
“wat hebben zij toch veel meegemaakt”
Dutch Roots - Proud Canadians was written by Dutch-born children of immigrants who were able to identify with many of the experiences. The authors are passionate about having the immigration story recorded for future generations.