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Notizbuch: Abandoned and left to their own Devices. The Guest-Workers’ Children

Prize-winner 2006
European CIVIS Radio Prize – long programmes

Author:Eleni Torossi
Editorial:Eleni Illiadou
Feature, BR
Broadcasting date 20.12.2005 at 10:03 hrs by Bayern2Radio

Between 1955 and 1975, the life of whole villages in the South and East of Europe changes. Only the children and old people stay. The others emigrate since they cannot earn sufficient money in their own country. The children stay behind with relatives. Eleni can scarcely remember the time alone in Greece. Tayfun can remember it well, he has positive memories of the time. Eleni’s memories are rather negative. Most parents later brought their children to Germany. It proved impossible, however, to develop an undisturbed parent-child relationship. The relationship remains strained.

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