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In 1988, I managed to escape to Canada. My parents did not live anymore and I was the last one from the wider family who was still here. An escape was an opportunity for me to live close to my brothers. I was granted a permit to travel as a tourist to Austria and once there, I applied for political asylum. It took over a year until Canada agreed to transfer me from Austria. During this time, I stayed in refugee camp in Treiskirchen.

Jiří Navrátil


Creator of object:
Place / Country of creation:
Czech Republic
Year / Era of creation:
1988 (date of issue)
Jiří Navrátil |Organisation for Aid to Refugees
Type / Description of object:
Boarding pass
Object route:
Czech Republic – Austria – Canada
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