The Tin Ring

life3

I was taken by the International Red Cross to Sweden with thousands of inmates who survived Bergen-Belsen. Now I was completely alone in the world having lost everything, my family, my home, my country. I did not wish to live. And yet somehow I found the strength to rebuild my life elsewhere. I believe we are all born with a sort of blueprint – a fate – which guides us and directs us through life. I decided to make Sweden my new home. I learnt the language, became a secretary at the Czech Embassy in Stockholm and started to build a firm ground under my feet. The war was behind me and I replaced my original home with a new country. But it did not last. Political upheaval in Czechoslovakia after the war resulted in February 1948 with a communist dictatorship taking over the originally democratic country. The existing staff of the Embassy were dismissed and left for other countries. Europe was again in a political turmoil and I wanted to leave and go as far away as possible.


'I did not wish to live. And yet somehow I found the strength to rebuild my life elsewhere.'


To Life 4

"A shared pain is half a pain, a shared pleasure is double pleasure"

Father's Wisdoms

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