Welcome to ‘This is my home now’
Welcome to This is my home now, an oral history project about people who have sought refuge from conflict or persecution in their homeland and who now live in the Southampton area. At times of international crisis, like the second world war, people arrived in groups. Today they are more likely to come singly, fleeing from every corner of the globe. Whatever their nationality, age or background, they have all experienced a traumatic upheaval and been forced to rebuild their lives in a foreign country. We are grateful to them for taking part in this project. Here are the stories they have agreed to share with us.