“I want to finish my studies”

My name is Mosab, I am 23 years old and I was living in Homs, Syria. It has been five months now that I live in Greece. I left Syria because of the war. I also had to join the army but I did not want to. I would like to go to Germany, my brother and some cousins stay there.
Back home, I was studying mathematics at university. I want to continue my education, but in Syria the situation is very hard. The university had been shelled. In the future, I want to finish my studies and continue at Ph.D. level.
I first went from Hama to Idlib and the smugglers led me to Khirbet Al-Joz. We were walking for three hours in the mountains. Then, the smugglers left us alone there and the Turkish army caught me. After two days, they let me free and they sent me back to Syria. Then, Daesh found me and asked for information. Two days later, I tried to leave again. We were walking with some women and children for twelve hours, accompanied by the Turkish army who was threatening us with guns. We arrived in Turkey, someone came, took the men and stole all of our money. A car came and drove me to a house. The smugglers took some pictures of me and they asked 100 dollars so I could sleep in a bed for two hours. They took me to Istanbul and then Adana.
When I arrived in Greece, I was sleeping in the forest for two days and I was waiting for a car to drive me in an area outside Thessaloniki. A Syrian guy was speaking Greek and helped me go to Thessaloniki. We went to a restaurant and he bought me a ticket to Athens, where I came to Skaramagas camp.

Storyteller’s name: Mosab
Interviewer’s name: Anxhela Dani
Country of origin: Syria
Sex: M
Age: 23

Dublin Core: Language: bah Subject: Greece, Syria, Homs, refugee, Asylum, A Million Stories, Germany