This is the story of Sofia, a Bulgarian woman, who left Germany to come back to her country.
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I worked one year in Germany as a medical worker. My husband and my children were in Bulgaria and I was working and waiting for the end of the month, so I could take my salary and send them money. The time was passing slowly and painfully. I couldn‟t stay by the end of my contract. I felt as is I was dying slowly. Something in my chest hurt but I wasn‟t sure what exactly. I couldn‟t get enough breath and I swallowed the bitterness of every day with a lot of effort. Anyway in the end I left. With a shaken psyche and “a bag of money”. For me that was a lot of money. 

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This story is part of the stories selected as finalists for the "Telling Europe!" Award, created within the "European Memories" project, Grundtvig Multilateral Project - 2008 - 344 / 001-001, created by UNIEDA-Italian Union of Education of Adults (coordinator), ADN - Fondazione Diaristico Nazionale-Onlus, European Information Center (BG), Danish School of Education, University of Arhus (DK), Community Development Foundation (ES), SL- sozial.label eV (DE), VIDA - Association for Intergenerational Enhancement and Active Development (PT).
It is an autobiographical narrative.


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