Famous Refugees

There are a lot of people who didn't let the issue of being refugee be an obstacle infront of their future, and then became ones of the most famous people with a successful life and great achievements. But who are those people:


1) Albert Einstein: The scientist who was known for his great scientific discoveries which led them to win the Noble Prize, but the most we can talk about is that this person flee Europe due to the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany. He settled in the United States and worked alongside his wife to help European Jews who were fleeing to the United States.

2) Billy Wilder: Wilder was born in the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and lived in Berlin as the Nazis came to power. He fled Berlin for France, and then moved to the United States. And what's good to mention is that he was the writer of some of Hollywood's big movies including Double Indemnity.

3) Iman: She is a Somalian Supermodel, When she was a teenager, the family was forced to flee Somalia on foot and ended up walking to Kenya, where they were accepted as refugees.

4) Sigmund Freud: an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for evaluating and treating pathologies in the psyche through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst. He fled Nazi Germany to England. Although he only lived another year after settling in England, he was chosen the refugee who made the biggest contribution to British life.

So as you can see there are a lot of successful people who faced the issue of being refugee and went on! My message for all refugees, I know how hard you are living and how you starving, but believe me if you face this issue, one day you'll be one of these famous refugees who made a golden future for them.


Source of information: https://peacebuildingsolutions.org/famous-refugees/

Comments (7)

  • tom Tom @ Topical Talk
    11 May 2022

    A great set of examples that are an inspiration to us all. Can anyone else find out about a famous refugee and tell us what they have learnt?

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  • British Council.jpg trusting_pear | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
    11 May 2022

    Dejan Lovren, a bosnianian fled with his family in 1992 after war where they settled in Germany but were obliged to move then to croatia. Dejan is now a football player playing with the Liverpool.
    I found this in: https://peacebuildingsolutions.org/famous-refugees/
    Another one is GiGi and Bella Hadid who are the most famous and highest paid world's models, they are Mohamed Hadid's daughters who was a palestinian refugee after the war boomed Palestine.
    Source: https://amp-theguardian-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/mar/12/gigi-hadid-palestine-vogue-liberals-ukraine?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQKKAFQArABIIACAw%3D%3D#aoh=16522884883602&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s

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  • British Council.jpg rational_grape | Makini Academy | Kenya
    11 May 2022

    I know one famous refugee you would wonder if he is a refugee. Jackie Chan, originally Chan Kong-sang, was born in Hong Kong and later moved to Australia because his parents lived there and he came back to Hong Kong, his motherland, for boarding school. He learned martial arts, acrobatics, and mime.

    Lo Wi cast Jackie Chan and that is where he became famous not because he is doing stunts but how he blends in comedy in to it even if he gets hurt from some of them.

    When under threat from Hong Kong triads, he would go to the U.S to seek asylum. Despite all these problems, Jackie Chan could continue to find success in both Hong Kong and Hollywood as well as working as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.

    The comments statistics are from the link https://hillingdonlibraries.wordpress.com/2021/06/16/refugee-week-jackie-chan/

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 May 2022

    Your post is so amazing!
    Thank you for making it clear to us that the issue of asylum does not constitute any obstacle to our future. I would like to say something. We all face difficulties and challenges in our lives, whether refugees or others. If we want to get rid of challenges and difficulties, we must face them with courage, not escape from them.

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    1. British Council.jpg amazing_reflection | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
      appreciative_pear's comment 13 May 2022

      Well said appreciate_pear. Can you share with us an experience of yours which you faced your difficulties without escaping? as you can be an inspiration for others.

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  • British Council.jpg genuine_memory | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 May 2022

    Life does not stop at one point, but rather continues with the passage of time in order to develop and spread as well. We do not underestimate anything in this life because it treats people in the same way. Not many people know each other’s suffering, so you find the majority do not know each other because of their different sufferings, countries, and the influences that have occurred on them.

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 May 2022

    And also refugee story: Avene fate
    Iraqi political refugee arrived in the Netherlands at a young age for nearly twenty years, spent her years the first nine in the center of Alakom refugees in the Netherlands, despite the difficulties encountered in childhood were not learning that they will achieve her dream of studying medicine, but you get the Eco Award

    Dream that all have the right to obtain medical care he needs without looking at his background, and hopes that there will be medical assistance to various communities in various languages I want to say something asylum problem does not pose any obstacle or difficulty to reach our goals and our future!

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