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Nothing at all to be afraid of

So much has changed that I can’t believe it’s only been a year and a half since my first interview. I’ve got back into teaching, which I never expected I would do, and I have loved it more than I ever did in the U.S.. Due to a few hateful...
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Chance to have a new life

My name is Ahmad Salem and I come from Syria. I am 27 years old and currently live in Trier. In Syria I studied Informatics. When I was a child I dreamt of coming to Germany one day and here I am right now. How long was your journey? My journey...
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Building fences is not a solution

My name is Julia and, though I’m German, my husband keeps telling me that I’m more French since I was born on the “left side of Rhine river” in Palatinate. I lived in Berlin for five years and now I’m living in Brandenburg where you can still sense the differences...
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I really enjoy the peace now

My name is Rouba, I am half Palestinian and half Syrian and I’m 21 years old. I was actually studying law in Syria but because of the war I couldn’t continue, I was in my first year at the University… I wanted to come to Germany because the German government cares about the freedom...
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I hope it will open many doors to me!

Hallo! I am Ahmad Budeir, 27 years old, dentist (graduated from the University in 2013) and of Palestinian – Syrian origin. My family relocated from Palestine in 1948 so originally I come from Palestine, but I was born and grew up in Damascus, Syria. Damascus is the capital and the second-largest...
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A long and difficult journey to Germany

My name is Hassan Abbas and I am 31 years old. I am a Syrian refugee in Germany. I am a dentist and a specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. My original destination was not Germany, but Luxembourg. I wanted to travel to Luxembourg because I have a good level...
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They should be punished…full stop!

It’s terrible what happened in Cologne during the New Year celebrations! I am Syrian myself, I came to Germany many years ago though….long before the so-called “refugee crisis”. I’ve been telling my German and European friends and colleagues to watch out for the refugees and this welcome culture…. It is...
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Can’t we make this world a better place for everyone?

Around one hundred people (mostly Syrian, Afghan refugees and a lot of journalists) demonstrated yesterday in Cologne in front of the main train station to condemn racism, violence against women, sexism and war. Saturday’s demonstration was organised on Facebook and initially estimated 500-1000 people to turn out for the rally, however...
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I really enjoy studying “free of charge”

Hello. My name is Iryna and I am from Ukraine, from Kiev to be exact. I have been living in Berlin since almost two years. I am an international student at the HU Berlin and I am majoring in computer sciences… hopefully in one year I’ll finish it. Why Germany? Actually, 5...
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I feel free

My name is Mohamed and I am an asylum seeker from Syria, currently settled in Berlin in one of the centres… The most difficult and dangerous thing was the boat journey….water coming in from everywhere, cold, rain, some storms… everybody is afraid that something bad will happen at sea… I...
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Everyone should love his country… but I cannot

On that evening we decided we must escape somewhere or …we would be killed. One could not stay there anymore. The Taliban soldiers came to us, as always, without being invited. To the question why my elder sister was still living at her parents’ and didn’t have a husband and children, my father gave...