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Right to live and think

My name is Mare. I’m from Estonia and I moved abroad about four years ago. If I think back, I even didn’t know then why I had to move – I just felt that it’s time to go. Don’t get me wrong: I do love my country and it will...
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Elephant skin

I just came across your website and read an article with the title “I can laugh about it“. Please tell the author that I had experienced the same thing in my own hometown back when I was in the elementary school.  I did not even know that my grandpa came...
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I can laugh about it

I am originally from Malaysia and have been living in Germany since more than 5 years. I can tell you my worst experience here…. it all happened during my first year. I remember I was walking right in the center of Cologne, and suddenly I was surrounded by a group of young...
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How integrated I am? In my opinion or others?

Everybody seems to be questioning others’ integration these days, while we all do it on a daily basis. It’s an ever-lasting process. And I believe it’s a natural instinct and a key factor to survive life joyfully. I am Muslim and Jordanian with a Syrian heritage, who studied and worked...
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Who smuggled you to Germany?

My name is Mohammed Al-Sarray and I originally come from Iraq. The best experience here was to learn the German language and to know a new culture. In Iraq, we have different opinions about Germans and Germany in general. Most of these opinions stem from historical events, like the Second World War and...
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Ignore the differences

I am a war veteran and have seen genocides and other atrocities… This burdens me a lot and I simply do not understand why people are discriminated based on their origin, treated differently based on their culture or different eating habits or even different taste of music… I cannot comprehend...
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The other identity

My name is Bijan, I’m 30 years old. My father came to Germany from Iran to study and met my mum here. I just visited Iran for the first time with my dad. What did you expect from your trip? I had heard a lot great things about Iran, so...
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Emphasis on simple living

My name is Deanna and I am American who is basically from Las Vegas, Nevada. I say “basically” because I was born in Las Vegas, grew up in Texas, returned to Las Vegas where I lived for another 12 years, moved to Germany for 2 years, moved to Indiana for...
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Bad memories

My name is Vidi. I am from Indonesia. When I was little I lived in Germany for three years. We came here when I was eight, because my father got a scholarship to do his PhD in Germany. My parents sent me directly to a German school. I could not...