Poland: The high price of emigration | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW


Polish internet sites are full of stories from children who feel abandoned by their parents because they are working abroad. They look for support on internet forums where they write about their fate: “Hi Dad, I’m already 16. It has been a year since you left. Every day I smell the shirt you left behind because it didn’t fit in your suitcase. It reminds me of you,” as Maria quotes from a letter she wrote to her father who is in England working as a day laborer. Tomek, an 18-year-old, complains: “My mom went abroad when I was 13. She said she was going to Germany for a couple of months…



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