The GreeniesBook - 2005
IT'S 1947. Danny, 17, survived Buchenwald Concentration Camp but lost his entire family. Now all he wants is to come to Canada, go to school and get a job. Lilli, an Auschwitz survivor, has also been orphaned and is waiting patiently for a new life in Canada. Dreaming of a place where food doesn't have to be secretly hoarded, where dogs are friendly and people don't treat you like cattle, the two teens--like all teens--just want to fit in. But Canadians turn out to be strange and perplexing people. Haunted by their past, Danny and Lilli fear they will always remain outsiders.
The Greenies is an inspiring novel based on the real-life experiences of those "green" newcomers, a group of over 1,000 orphaned Jewish teens who, with the help of the Canadian Jewish Congress, immigrated to Canada after World War II.