My parents got divorced the year before, and my dad decided to spend some time abroad. I moved from Bremen, Germany, to Athens, Greece, to live with him, his girlfriend and her two kids. It was 1980, and patchwork families weren‘t that common back then. I felt free and happy; a whole new world opened up to me in Athens. I stayed for 25 years before I moved back to Germany.
featured in romka # 8, 2013