A German refugee

I was photographing in this clearing one afternoon in the third week of March in 1979 and a woman who looked between 60 and 70 years came over to talk. She was with a young, Punk-looking man who smoked a cigarette and said few words. She wanted to talk but asked not to be photographed. She said that she had been given ‘refugee status’ to settle in the USA because of ‘neo-Nazi’ violence and persecution back in Germany. She wanted me to know how important Buena Vista Park was to her and how this particular space made her feel ‘at home’. I never saw her in subsequent photographing.

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