Eva grows up in Hungary and made the difficult decision to leave her homeland in 1987 with her husband and two young daughters. From arriving in Australia with 5 suitcases (one held together by a belt), she and her family made a new life for themselves, first in cold Melbourne, then later on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. While her daughters have grown up and moved to Sydney, Eva continues to live with her husband in Buderim, Queensland.
I was born in Hungary and grew up under the communist regime. After I was married, my husband and I made the difficult decision to flee our homeland with our 2 children because we believed there were better opportunities for us elsewhere. The escape in 1987 was dangerous, stressful and the following months were also difficult while we waited in Austria to see where we could emigrate to.