Germany’s refugee safe haven – transit camp Friedland (1/2) | DW Documentary

Germany's refugee safe haven – Transit camp Friedland (1/2) | DW Documentary

Since 1945, Friedland refugee camp has marked the start of a new life for millions. The people who live there have abandoned their homes and risked everything to get to Europe. Find out more in TRANSIT CAMP FRIEDLAND.

The future is uncertain for most refugees but daily life in Friedland gives them a sense of normality. Language courses, advice centers, day trips and schools offer the refugees everything they need to start over again. Muslims from around the world live alongside Jewish and Christian families – stories of friendship and love blossom.

The refugee camp has a long history. It opened in 1945 to home German refugees and soldiers returning from war. How are the stories of escape, the feelings and experiences of those living there different half a century later?

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Germany's refugee safe haven – Transit camp Friedland (2/2) | DW Documentary

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