I am Vietnamese. I left my home country 30 years ago and came to Germany (former DDR) as a contract worker. The group that I came here with was deployed in the textile industry. We lived in foreclosed housing estates with a porter and we had curfew after 10pm. We received only a few German lessons because learning German was not wanted. 20% of our wages were deducted as compensation to protect and build up the home land. If women got pregnant they were forced to abortion, or sent back to Vietnam. It was not permitted to bring family members with them or have them follow later. For us a fight for the right to stay in Germany began after the fall of the German Wall. A decision was made in 1993 that we were allowed to stay under clearly defined conditions. The biggest problem for us was the hate against us Vietnamese in certain districts. Massive physical attacks on Vietnamese people happened almost every day.
*This CV was composed of several resumes. Since this population group in particular is still afraid of attacks, no one was willing to have their own CV published directly.