Krystyna Szopis

Born: 6th February 1931

Lwow, Poland

Date of interview: 16th May 2006

Map showing where Krystyna Szopis came from

Where did you live there?

In Ghazir well it was the first time ever since Poland that we lived in a well normal house be it only had one room but we lived in a house not in a hut not in a shack not, you know but, that would have been the happiest time because Lebanon is a beautiful country. People were tremendously friendly towards us, not saying that people in, that Persians were not because they were really, really friendly towards us, but Lebanese people were marvellous. Tremendously clever people because within a year you could go to any shop and speak Polish and they knew it. The main actually language was French because they were occupied by France for a while. Through Tehran and Ahvaz and Lebanon I went to school because in every place there was a Polish school on every camp and so on.