"There were a lot of bed bugs in the huts we were living in. Even now, after years I wake up with that feeling of their bite..." (Elena P.)
"We faced many troubles on the way to Siberia. The insects, like louses, fleas and bed bugs were biting us...We were permanently starved and thirsty..." (Elena P.)
"When it started to rain, I held out my hand through the bars of the little window and collected the rain drops. Then I greedily drank them..." (Tamara B.)
"Hundreds of people were dying and their bodies were thrown into the pile..." (Tamara B.)
"One of the women from the wagon was murmuring a painful refrain: "Siberia, I am not afraid of you; the humans are living there too..." (Valentina B.)
"We went through difficult times, but many other troubles were waiting for us upon our return, because we were treated as "national enemies"..." (Larisa B.)
"All my diseases and pains come from the Siberian frosts..." (Alexandra C.)
"We were disembarked in the middle of the woods, where the railway stopped..."(Liuba B.)
"We chose a puddle, we drove away the frogs and we drunk the water..." (Liuba B.)
"I was taken from the school. I had nothing with me. When they got us in the car, I had only one thought - to run away - but I was afraid of being killed..." (Maria A.)
"The natives from Siberia were calling us the "fascist helpers". Their children were beating us and calling us bad words. It was very painful and humiliating..." (Gheorghe C.)
"Our estate was confiscated and never returned... They offered a reward of 200 lei, but my parents refused to accept it..." (Panaghia A.)
"There were different nationalities in Tiumeni. The Ukrainians were condemned for 8 years, the people from Baltic Countries for 10 years, but Moldavians were condemned "for life"..." (Ion C.)
"The human civilization is impossible without the true memories of history..." (Pavel C.)
"When we arrived, we didn't know where we were. We sat down on our clothes and waited to know what would happen ..." (Dumitru C.)
"I was beaten cruelly, till I lose my consciousness. I never thought these things can happen nowadays. This kind of people can't be called Humans..."
"When I meet the policemen on the street, I feel fear, hate and revenge..."
"Injustice must be paid with revenge..."
"I feel myself isolated, misunderstood and without future..."
"The days of detention were a true nightmare. I was beaten with hands and feet. They putt a sack on my head, they tied my hands and they were hitting me with rubber sticks till they got too tired to do this..."
"I fought in the south of Afghanistan, where the fights were fierce. There were many buildings destroyed in front of me. Many women, children and old people were buried under the ruins..."
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