„City Plaza is not a hotel, it is our home.“
„It was a big family of different nationalities.“
„I hope I can return to City Plaza, when I get my papers. In
solidarity with others, who are now there.“
We lived together, we struggled together. Cooking and protesting,
learning languages and cleaning, hair cutting and discussing. Some of us
for six months, some of us nine months or more. In City Plaza Athens.
With 180 children and 200 adults. From various nationalities and
background. Seven floors with different hopes and dreams. But it worked.
As the best hotel in Europe. Our home in transit. A place to build up
In the meanwhile we reached our relatives and friends in our destination
countries. In Stuttgart and Ulm, in Bordeaux or Lyon, in Magdeburg and
Berlin, in Geneve and Zurich, and in many other smaller cities. But we
will never forget the common time in Athens. When all of us were stuck
and desperate. And when we opened the doors of the abandoned hotel with
our greek friends. For a great period of coming together.
We are now all over Europe. But we are still in contact and we are still
the people of City Plaza. We swarm out and we wish, every city has a
City Plaza. Solidarity is spread like seeds we carry in our small
luggage. To continue our struggle for equal rights everywhere we`ll go.
Solidarity will win.
_Former inhabitants of City Plaza Athen:_
_Abu Fadi, Adnan, Bashar, Dania, Ezat, Jwan, Kholoud, Mohammad, Mohamad,
Morteza, Nidal, Nour, Reza, Serdar, Subhia, Wael_