My Experiences Telling People in Germany about the Persecution
(Minghui.org) I have now lived in Germany for a year and would like to share three experiences I've had clarifying the truth in my new country.
I once attended a barbecue where people were talking about their interests and hobbies. I told them that I practiced Falun Dafa.
The Tian Guo Marching Band had participated in a parade that morning in a nearby city, so I talked about that before telling them about the persecution in China. They were all shocked!
Since many of them were scientists and researchers, I asked if I could get their emails to send them links to websites of independent organizations that were investigating the persecution. Everyone gave me their email address.
The next morning, I carefully composed an email, making sure to keep it succinct, and summarized each web link. Two recipients replied and said they had read the information and wanted to sign the petition condemning the persecution.
Another time, I made a PowerPoint presentation on the persecution of Falun Dafa at the end of my German language class. One of the students, from Holland, was a PhD candidate and a faculty member in the Culture and Human Rights department at the local university. He recommended that I attend a seminar his department was holding. To get approved to participate, however, I had to submit a summary of my presentation in English.
I wrote the summary in English and asked two of my British friends to help polish it. Prior to this, they had never heard about Falun Gong or the persecution. They were shocked to learn about the atrocities being committed by the communist regime. Although my submission was not selected, my classmate told me that at least 8 to 10 reviewers had read my summary very carefully.
At a party I attended with my husband, we met a woman who worked for an organ transplant research institute. When I heard her say that, I accidentally blurted out, “Organ transplants!” Other people looked at us. I was embarrassed since I did not know how to explain my reaction with my limited German. My husband explained to the woman that I was concerned about the Chinese government's involvement in forcibly harvesting organs from prisoners of conscience. She told us she was aware of the issue, but the people around us were surprised. They asked me many questions about this ongoing violation of basic human rights.