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(Collyer) In the meantime, what, you'd been back to visit Uganda, and, what was happening with the political situation? You'd left it being quite in turmoil ...

Yeah ... So one of the reasons I was struggled in university is that there was even more fighting, and... Read more.

(Collyer) And did the, the young people at the time, did you feel afraid?

Again, not as afraid as we could have been, I think my parents both of them did a really good... Read more.

(Collyer) Was this a change in government at the time?

No. It was still, you know the same government. Well there was a change in government every four years before.... Read more.

(Collyer) And how, was this to do with the partly to do with the political unrest you were talking about?

Yes. 'Cause he'd been ... he'd been doing through a lot of change 'cause he'd been effectively sacked from his... Read more.

(Collyer) Do you mean the political situation?

[speaking at same time] The political situation. And it meant, you weren't secure at night ... and there were a,... Read more.

(Collyer) So did you, what how did you come to this decision to do a degree to do a degree here, in the UK?

It's kind of one of those things that happened to me. I wasn't really sure and my sister did her... Read more.

(Collyer) [speaking at the same time] So this was your grandfather who was murdered, so what was that about?

He believed in ... he used to, he himself wasn't educated, so he couldn't, he could barely read or write,... Read more.

(Collyer) How did your, do you know how your parents met?

No I don't, actually I'll have to ask them. I [inaudible] my mother saying that if my father used to... Read more.

(Malhotra) How old were you?

At that time I was just ... fifty, nineteen fifty, I was twelve years old ... He died in 1948.... Read more.

(Malhotra) Did people fear for their lives?

Yeah it was because ... though the, all the demands were met for the Muslims to be given Pakistan to... Read more.

(Malhotra) What was happening in India at the time? ... When you were a young person?

I think the ... apart from the family life we were quite happy but the most turmoil thing what happened... Read more.

(Malhotra) What was the language you were using?

It is Hindi, Hindi our national language. And I studied, my PhD was in Hindi. I used to write books... Read more.

(Chigumira) OK Alice could you tell me about when you arrived in Britain, the year you arrive and your experiences?

I came to Britain, it wasn't really planned, it was because of the political pressure that was happening and I... Read more.

(Chigumira) Is that Kings Road in Reading ?

Yes Kings Road in Reading, that's where I'm a member of the Methodist church. So, well we carried on after... Read more.

(Chigumira) How old were you at that time?

I was twenty years by then, when I applied for the job to go in to the Minister of Foreign... Read more.

(Chigumira) Can you tell me where and when you were born?

I was born in Zimbabwe, but then it was called Rhodesia in a township called Mpopoma in Bulawayo on the... Read more.

(Pollek) What was your mother's profession?

My mother, both my mother and father were born in 1922, they were born in the Carpathian mountains, they, of... Read more.

(Pollek) What other early memories do you have of your childhood?

Well I learnt English at school, though I don't remember not being able to communicate with anybody in English, but... Read more.

(Sheikh) So then moving on to, you were saying you had to leave. How did this come about?

After independence, the Kenyan government decided in conjunction with advice from the British government that the civil service would be,... Read more.

(Patyra) Were you fighting through ... ?

No. No we been still, we been all skeletons, we did have to learn, well get some strength.... Read more.

(Patyra) Whereabouts in the Middle East did you go first?

Iran and then from there to Iraq, up north we were. From over there we moved to Palestine.... Read more.

(Patyra) There was a Russian army or a Polish army?

No there was a Polish army. Because we said. And as you see from the beginning we didn't have uniforms... Read more.

(Patyra) So were you let out to join the army to fight against the Germans?

Yes.... Read more.

(Patyra) Whereabouts? In Poland?

Ach no, ach no in Russia, in Siberia. It was terrible. I don't know I weigh more than about seven... Read more.

(Patyra) Also I think you were in the Polish Resistance as well?

Yes. Well I was in the Polish Resistance. Yes and now, see so happened our commander, district commander, he was... Read more.

(Patyra) Russians?

Yes. I never had anything to do with the Germans because I was on the side of the border which... Read more.

(Patyra) This was during the war?

Yes, well, during the war, the war, well Poles were finished. We'd been occupied by Germans and Russians. I was... Read more.

(Patyra) Why were you arrested by the Soviets?

I was, I joined the underground, you know.... Read more.

(Patyra) Could you tell me a little bit about your mother?

Oh, my mother she was a religious lady. Countrywoman. Very good with the children but, she - in those days... Read more.

(Szopis) You're involved with Polish community now.

Always have been. Always have been yes. When we came actually when my husband finished his college we came here... Read more.

(Szopis) Who told you you were going to England?

Well it was all arranged with the army. Don't forget we had nowhere to go back to. That our country... Read more.

(Szopis) And what happened next?

From Tehran, well Dad, after joining the army and so on and so on he was stationed in Egypt and... Read more.

(Szopis) So moving on then, you were in the camp in Tehran, your father was away ...

Yes well he was, then he was in the army.... Read more.

(Szopis) Were they all deported?

No the others stayed. They were not moved. We were deported, the Russians came. We were deported simply because my... Read more.

(Szopis) Were there a lot of children in similar situations?

Well yes there were thousands of us there. By the time we reached Tehran where the Poles, there were one,... Read more.

(Szopis) Was your father still with you?

At this stage no, father had already gone with the army. So from Pakhlevi to Tehran, in Pakhlevi we met... Read more.

(Szopis) Tell me about that.

Oh, in 1940 when the Russians occupied the site of Poland they decided they wanted to take us out of... Read more.

(Cam) He was black?

My dad, yes, yes. But he was tailoring for everybody. This is what I was saying. If you came to... Read more.

(Cam) So, the transition and meeting new people helped you to settle down?

It did help and I think the ability to go and do studies when you want and where you want... Read more.

(Cam) Was that near to where you came from?

No, I'm from Natal, Soweto is in Johannesburg. So ... and that's really why I'm in England.... Read more.

(Cam) You got married in 1976?

No, we got married in 1970, but I went home in 1976. And in 1976 we went in March and... Read more.

(Cam) So he proposed to you then in ten months?

Yes. Yes and I just felt no I'll wait. I said 'No, I really have to think about this' and... Read more.

(Cam) So you said something about nursing. You came here to do nursing. So did you start your nursing in South Africa?

Yes, I did do auxiliary nursing because I really did want to do medicine. But because being orphaned in South... Read more.

(Bajric) You have mentioned that when you left Bosnia you thought the war was going to last for six months and it lasted for more than that [SB Yes] and you were hoping to go back as soon as the war ended. What persuaded you to stay?

It's good question because everybody expected the war to be finished in a couple of weeks because this is Europe.... Read more.

(Bajric) Do you still maintain contacts with Bosnia, now you have mentioned about the things you have done?

I'm always in contact with Bosnia people and with some project and now project is Bosnian orphans. And this is... Read more.

(Bajric) What about the memories of your brothers and sisters?

My three brothers stayed in Bosnia. I was so scared for them. I didn't know about them ... and one... Read more.

(Bajric) You spoke about living in the refugee camp and that you were eventually taken from the refugee camp. What other experiences did you have in the refugee camp?

The refugee camp ... I used to live in two. One was in Bosnian town. I know it was over-crowded... Read more.

(Bajric) You mentioned during the earlier narration when you were told to leave your daughter was not there [SB - Yes] She was in a refugee camp. Were you not living together?

And everybody was escaping with different ... side. You had to find some town you say 'Oh, this town could... Read more.

(Bajric) You mentioned about your childhood that you had a very good childhood ... are there any memories that you can relate, about your parents?

Yes, I know and ... my grandfather and my father they were very rich people, capitalist, and when Tito came... Read more.

(Bajric) What experiences did you have?

I have to say Yugoslavian Army during the Tito time was very good, very friendly. They care all other people... Read more.

(Bajric) Do you know any reason why you were targeted?

I know. Because it was policy of Serbian nationalist, and they would kill all educated people, doctor, professor, teacher, businessman.... Read more.

(Bajric) How were you travelling?

And ... they find somebody by car, they pay for that, and they were travelling by foot as well because... Read more.

(Bajric) You spoke about the war ...

Yes ... and first I have to say where I used to work. I was Professor of History and Latin... Read more.