The ceramic tank money-box belongs to the acclaimed Hungarian journalist Al Ghaoui Hesna, of Hungarian and Syrian origins.
I received it from my sister when she was working in Algeria. This surreal souvenir was displayed in my living room, and it always triggered exciting conversations with my guests: What makes craftsmen sell tank-shaped ceramics? What could be the living conditions in such places? These discussions about various countries and war zones made me realize that most of the people are unaware of the differences between being a migrant or refugee. This is definitely the result of recent politics that aims to blur the very important distinction between migrants and refugees.
Al Ghaoui Hesna