The German police released me because I was Kurdish

 

Ambassador Tariq Aqrawi remembers being arrested by German border police after defying orders to wait for new license plates, determined to arrive at his Kurdish student congress in time. Eventually he was arrested by a high ranking policeman who despite the circumstances, was thrilled to have met a Kurdish person.

Storyteller: Tariq Aqrawi

Date of Story: 1964
Location of Story: Braunschweig, Germany
Location: Berlin, Germany
Date: 17 January, 2016