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Karoly of Hungary By Michael Fitzpatrick
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Karoly’s life was harsh, taken to the front and used as a human-shield by the Romanians during WWII. He was arrested after the war by Russian Communists and sent to a forced labour camp. He... More > esaped in 1956 and rebuilt his life in England. This is his story. He was born in January 1928, forty kilometres east of Budapest. His village was ninety-eight per cent Catholic, a rural, agrarian based Catholic community, which was very strict. At five, he was an altar boy on Sundays. On 1st September, 1939, he enrolled in the Grammar school at Nagykata where he would spend four years. Then his world was turned upside down.< Less
Karoly of Hungary By Michael Fitzalan
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Karoly’s life was harsh, taken to the front and used as a human-shield by the Romanians during WWII. He was arrested after the war by the communists and sent to a forced labour camp. He esaped... More > in 1956 and rebuilt his life in England. This is his story. He was born in January 1928, forty kilometres east of Budapest. His village was ninety-eight per cent Catholic, a rural, agrarian based Catholic community, which was very strict. At five, he was an altar boy on Sundays. On 1st September, 1939, he enrolled in the Grammar school at Nagykata where he would spend four years. Then his world was turned upside down.< Less
Determination By Makna Men & Michael Vieira
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Determination is the story of Makna Men and his family. It’s a tale shared by many people who lived in fairly poor conditions long before they walked through killing fields and lived in refugee... More > camps, ending up in New England. But it is more than that. It’s the story of a young man who takes advantage of public education in the United States, goes on to college where he earns two Master’s degrees and provides for his family by teaching, advising and serving as a role model for countless young people in high schools and colleges in and around Fall River, MA. It is also a story that ends with the loss of his son, Makthra, in a tragic car accident. Thanks to supportive friends and family and a deep belief in the way of the Buddha, it ends with hope – and with a call to action to help provide water, a gift of life, to the people of Cambodia.< Less
My Life Story By Wah Shee
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Wah Shee writes about her story coming to America from a refugee camp in Thailand. It is an amazing story.
Story Of My Life By Shae Reh
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Shae Reh tells the story of coming to America from a refugee camp in Thailand. His story is amazing!
Worlds Apart Surviving identity and memory By Henry Pavlovich
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Worlds Apart is a novel about survival and a search for identity through memory. It looks at the choices forced on us and those we avoid making. It begins and ends with a fairy story told to the... More > young David Wilenski by his mother in a refugee camp in England. The adult David looks back at life in that camp, realising its taboos hide a story and pose a question over identities and the past. The protagonists are his parents: Jadwiga, transported to the Soviet Gulag under Stalin, and Wladek, taken as a slave labourer to Hitler’s Reich. Dogged by guilt, through archives and accounts prised from his reluctant parents, David reassembles the shattered smithereens of their lives. A remarkable picture emerges of ordinary people struggling through war, love, and growing up, one in the “Jerusalem of the North” – riven by antagonistic nations – the other on an idyllic rural stage that is a military colony. These are the borderlands of 20th century Eastern Europe and a refugee camp in the borderlands of the UK.< Less
Third Country By F.J Nanic
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As if by a conspiracy of fate, Faïk leaves Bosnia a few months before war breaks out. He ventures across three continents, and eventually reaches Australia, while the rest of his family winds up... More > in Oregon. In France, Faïk serves as an interpreter to Bosnian refugees who survived the Serb-run death camps. After the war, they are scattered around the world, relatively situated and brought back to “normalcy.” The question is whether those people from a 'third country' will ever be able to adapt to their new lives in the West.< Less
The Girl With Ten Names: My Escape from Laos to Freedom By Mary Albanese & Choua Lee
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In 1979 eight-year-old Choua Lee, a Hmong girl, was forced to flee from her mountain village in Laos with her family. In the aftermath of the Vietnam War, they faced gun fire from guerrilla fighters,... More > starvation, and land-mines. Travelling on foot through the jungles and high mountain rainforests, Choua was separated from her sisters and feared she would never see them again. Crossing the Mekong River into Thailand, the family was reuinted at the Ban Vinai Refugee Camp, funded by the United Nations. After eight months in the refugee camp, they made their way to the US to freedom. Here on the other side of the world, Choua and her family made a brand new life for themselves. This is a story of courage and determination of a girl and her family and their love that burned so bright that it guided them through a dangerous time. Written with simple language, the story is suitable for pre-teens as well as young adults and a speedy but satisfying read for adults.< Less
Finding the Invisible Road By Sr. Stella Sabina
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Finding the Invisible Road is a fictionalized story from many of my friends true stories and experiences including mine. It is amalgamated into one awareness story. I have created two main... More > characters, Winnie and Jennifer: from them the story develops to include their friends from various parts of the world whose unconditional love embraces the human race; irrespective of color, language, culture, gender, status religion or status. With all the friends they made along the way, Winnie and Jennifer devoted their lives to uniting people and finding ways to: alleviate suffering, poverty, fighting injustice, illiteracy and disease starting in their home town and extending to refugee camps and slums in Africa. They found the invisible road through educating, empowering, encouraging and embracing.< Less
Agnes: How My Spirit Survived By Agnes Sassoon
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Agnes was eleven years old when she was captured in Budapest right out of her school. She was sent to the concentration camp of Dachau. Here she not only experienced hunger and terror, but also her... More > first tender love story with Alex, a young boy who helped her survive. Agnes endured one of the terrible death marches across Germany before she arrived in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp where she was finally liberated by British soldiers. After the war she went to school in Prague, worked for the Zionist underground organization Breha and finally immigrated to Israel.< Less

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