The Most Precious Thing I Left Behind, Was Myself
Children in war torn areas during WWII, now adults, lovingly reach out to young Syrian refugees with CARE packages to uplift their spirits. Care packages much like they received when they were children and had little hope.
Sajeda, a 16-year-old refugee from Syria (now living in Jordan), received a sweet and encouraging letter from 87-year-old Helga Kissell. Helga who was forced to flee her home as a young girl and seek refuge in a Bavarian Village says, “I know it is always difficult to adjust in a different country. I feel very deeply for you. There will be better times ahead.”
Crying, young Sajeda says, “She made me feel like I exist. Even though I have not met her in person, now she plays an important role in my life.”
Enjoy this video by CARE (the humanitarian organization behind the program)
CARE began sending care packages to refugees in 1945, during World War II. Today they provide the same services to Syrian refugees, but this time they include an added bonus – a letter from one of the original recipient of the packages during WWII.