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My parents came here as refugees in 1939. When my mother had to register at the local Police station, she was very frightened. But the policeman stood up, shook her hand, and said ‘Welcome. I hope you will be happy in our country’. She has been happy, worked here as a doctor for many years and is still alive at the age of 101. I would like all refugees to get the same warm welcome now, and I echo that man’s words: I hope YOU will be happy in our country. With love from Maggie and her mother.