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Hungary’s most famous refugee is in Germany
Aziz, a 16-year-old Afghani, saved the life of a Hungarian man in Budapest. Assisted by his fellow volunteers, he travelled out to Vienna this week, from where he intended to continue on to Copenhagen, but instead got off the train in Germany.
One of the few refugees named in the news is in Germany portal 444 has written, referring to information on the Facebook page of Szilárd Kalmár (leader of the group helping refugees and poor people in Pope John Paul II. Square.)
His name is Aziz, a 16-year-old Afghani man, who saved the life of a Hungarian man in Pope John Paul II. Square after the man cut one of his arteries breaking in a window while food was being distributed. Aziz quickly took off his belt and pressed it against the man’s arm to prevent him from bleeding to death.
It turned out that Aziz had seen many similar situations back home and he had intervened repeatedly. His father was killed and during the escape he lost his mother and his sibling. In the subsequent weeks since arriving in Hungary, Aziz joined the volunteers.
According to the latest news, assisted by his volunteer colleagues, he managed to get to Vienna. Due to the situation, which has been escalating since Monday, and to the increased Austrian border control, it was not an easy escape. The volunteers received help from people in Austria, which is how Aziz could board the train. Although he had a ticket to Copenhagen (he wanted to eventually go on to Sweden), he had to get off the train in Germany.
Although when compared to many refugees’ situations this seems to be a happy result, according to Szilárd Kalmár, Aziz’s case is a fine example of the duplicity of German politics.