Photo Gallery: Remembering the Rostock Riots
08/22/2012
In 1992, thousands of immigrants and asylum-seekers were living in the...
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In 1992, thousands of immigrants and asylum-seekers were living in the "Sunflower House" in Lichtenhagen, a borough of the northeastern German port city of Rostock. Most of the inhabitants were Vietnamese workers who had come to eastern Germany on temporary work assignments when it was still a fellow communist state. There were also several Sinti and Roma asylum-seekers from Romania.