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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais
Posted by: Elizabeth Ross
Date/Time: 14/08/15 16:22:00

At the end of the last war (WWII) there were thousands and thousands of eastern europeans fleeing from the advancing Russians to the West.  The Americans barricaded all the bridges to the West and when the fighting ceased, these people were all herded back to the East to face an uncertain future under the Russians - many of whom found themselves interned in Siberia.  Those fleeing included tinies, young and old.  I know because my mother at 18 was one of them and persistence got her to the West.

Since coming to live in Chiswick, I have met people who made it and others who found themselves in Siberia and all that Stalin had to offer. 

One particular Pole told me how his mother, he and his brother both under 10 managed to escape from the camp in Siberia and she walked them south over many months until they arrived in Pakistan and managed to get passage to Palestine where they finished their schooling and he got a scholarship to college in England.  He is still alive but now very frail and weak.

So you see, this is not new and it was always thus.  Fortunately, Britain still has a spirit of open generosity but there are limits and life is not always fair.

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Refugees in Calais11/08/15 12:21:00 Rima Jones
   Re:Refugees in Calais11/08/15 12:40:00 Richard Greenhough
      Re:Re:Refugees in Calais11/08/15 12:46:00 Brian Coyle
      Re:Re:Refugees in Calais11/08/15 20:32:00 Rima Jones
   Re:Refugees in Calais11/08/15 12:59:00 Georgina Flint
      Re:Re:Refugees in Calais11/08/15 13:01:00 Adrian Irving
      Re:Re:Refugees in Calais11/08/15 13:01:00 Stuart Kerr
         Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais11/08/15 13:06:00 Delilah Hall
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais11/08/15 20:46:00 Katrina Black
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais11/08/15 22:22:00 Michael Brown
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 12:46:00 Rima Jones
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 12:54:00 Brian Coyle
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 13:26:00 James Robinson
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 13:38:00 Alison Neary
                              Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 13:43:00 Bernard Allen
                                 Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 13:56:00 Richard Greenhough
                                    Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 14:09:00 Rima Jones
                                    Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 14:12:00 Andy Pease
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 14:20:00 Loraine Pemberton
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 15:19:00 Rima Jones
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 15:47:00 Richard Greenhough
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 16:00:00 Keith Iddon
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 16:11:00 Richard Greenhough
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 16:32:00 Rima Jones
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 16:44:00 Peter Millman
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 17:01:00 Richard Greenhough
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 16:22:00 Elizabeth Ross
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 18:32:00 Rima Jones
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 18:57:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 19:13:00 Rima Jones
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 19:22:00 Carl Wynne
                                 Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 19:00:00 Philippa Bond
                                    Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 19:41:00 Larry Stamford
                                       Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 19:54:00 Rima Jones
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 20:52:00 Katrina Black
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 21:00:00 Michael Brown
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 21:23:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 21:27:00 Michael Brown
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais14/08/15 23:01:00 Rima Jones
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais15/08/15 07:00:00 Philippa Bond
                                                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Refugees in Calais15/08/15 11:08:00 Rima Jones
                                                            Re:Refugees in Calais15/08/15 13:13:00 Philippa Bond
                                                               Re:Re:Refugees in Calais19/08/15 23:37:00 Rima Jones

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