Episode 18

Anna Mey


When Anna Mey moved from communist Poland to Australia at the age of seven, she found a world of abundance and a new language — but she always held onto the promise that she’d one day return home. Years later, when it became clear her family was going to remain in Australia, she decided to return to Poland on her own. What follows is a story of strength, perseverance and independence, as we hear how Anna adapted to her new reality after years of expectations.


Photography by Magdalena Wielopolski ©