On May 11, 1940, my grandmother was born in Multan, Pakistan (was known as British India back then)
But, being born in the middle of the partition (the division of British India, into Pakistan and India), she quickly had to flee the other side of the country. She took a train to the outer border of India and left everything behind
After the train ride, the family took a boat around the outside of India to avoid the crazy amount of fighting that was happening.
My grandmother and her family found a home in India where she lived in a one-bedroom apartment with a family of eight