My mother and her family eventually made it to Germany, supposedly their "homeland", but in fact a devastated country, bombed into rubble, where those lucky enough to have made it through the war were now embroiled in a daily struggle to stay alive. Arriving refugees from "the east", were universally despised and often subjected to violent attacks. My mother described being repeatedly spat upon, ostracised, mercilessly beaten up and told to "go home".
Dylan Mohan Gray is a Mumbai-based writer and filmmaker. His most recent film as producer and director, "Fire in the Blood" (Sundance 2013), has won numerous international awards and had the longest theatrical engagement of any nonfiction film in Indian cinema history.
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