101 Ez Aldin & Mustafa

 

Writing home

Hello,

How are you? How is the situation at yours?

I am scared something bad will happen to you.

How are Dad and Mom?
I miss both of them so much. I miss the good times we had. It was peace.

How are my brothers and sisters?

Damn war. It separated us.

We used to live in peace.

Ah … will those times ever come back?

Are we ever going to see each other again? To meet again -
like we used to.

Are we ever going to live together -
like we used to?

Right now, I am waiting for my residence permit. As soon as I have it I will apply for family reunion. Then, you could live in Berlin.Together with me, in peace and my children would have an ordinary childhood.The poor ones, all they know is war.

I am learning German now. I hope to find work and to fulfill my dreams.

Stay healthy and take good care of yourself, my darling.

17/07/2016

Mustafa

 

On July 17, 2016 Amer and Moustafa wrote home. Their thoughts, written on sheets, are exhibits at the exposition "daHEIM: glances into fugitive lives" at the Mueum Europäischer Kulturen Berlin. Ez Aldin and his brother Bashir copied a poem written by their father to his sons on a duvet cover.


Ez Aldin moved in October 2015 in the 16qm room. The pharmacist from Homs in Syria reached Germany in May 2015. He misses his job a lot. He shares the longing for a reunion with the family with 33 years old Mustafa, whos wife and children are still staying back in Damascus. They live in the center of the city in Al Midan, a formerly popular night life street, well known for delicious food. Mustafa is in Germany since July 2015. Both of them planted a flower in the "Garden of Dreams" of the Museum Europäischer Kulturen. Mustafa is dreaming the dream of many of the onces, who had to flee: He longs to get his asylum titel and to share his life again with his family.

Ez Aldin from Homs, Syria
Everyday metaphor: The once white towel grayed in the washing machine
Inventory of the room: Simple 2-door wardrobe in walnut effect . The hinged door wardrobe has a hanging rail and a shelf. Height, Width, Depth are about 81 x 177 x 52 cm
Mustafa aus Damaskus