My sons would have had to join the military

My name is R.. I am 53 years old and come from Syria. I lived in Damascus and worked there as a bank employee. I am a widow and have three children. Two sons and one daughter. I have been living in Germany for two years. I had to flee my homeland because there was war in my country. I came to Germany because otherwise my sons would have had to join the military.

I have been attending a German course for two years. I have already passed the B1 course and now I visit the women’s café on Fridays. I regularly went to the old people’s home and I hope to find a good job or learn more German or help other people. I am sad because I had to leave my mother, who is in a wheelchair, alone.

Storyteller’s name: R.
Interviewer’s name: Sarah El Desoke
Country of origin: Syria
Sex: f
Age: 53

Dublin Core: Language: de Subject: refugees, asylum, a million stories, syria, germany