Migrants willkommen

Merkel’s main challenge will be to ensure Germans stay positive about their new integration project

The World Today Updated 11 December 2020 Published 25 September 2015 4 minute READ

Kate Connolly

Berlin Correspondent for The Guardian and The Observer

In the winter of 1993 when the president of the German parliament, Rita Sussmüth appealed to her people to take a family from war-torn Yugoslavia into their homes, Uta and Till Liebau were among the thousands to take up the challenge. The Liebaus took a Muslim-Christian family who had fled Croatia into their home in the German city of Goslar for what turned out to be a stay of three years.

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