In summer 1945 six and half years passed , Ruth, mama, Marion, and Albert. survived the camps and where now in Holland. When they first arrived in Holland they were homeless, penniless and refugees. They a family named "de levie" invited them to live with them. Until 1938 when they planned to sail from Rotterdam to New York on the Nieuw Amsterdam.
After sailing from Holland they were now in New York. In June 1948 they decided to move to Peoria because they couldn't survive in New York because they wouldn't get a proper wage. In Peoria there was free housing and chance for work and schooling.
In June 1953, Marion graduated and short after got married to Nathaniel. they had 3 children.