The New Guest Workers A German Dream for Crisis Refugees

A new generation of highly qualified immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe is seeking a future in Germany. Young, well-educated and multilingual, they are precisely what the German economy needs to ensure success in the future. The country has its work cut out if it wants these "godsends" to stay.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
Italian guest workers wait in this 1970 archive photo for a train to take them from their homes in Stuttgart back to Italy for a short vacation.

Italian guest workers wait in this 1970 archive photo for a train to take them from their homes in Stuttgart back to Italy for a short vacation.

Foto: Flesch/ picture-alliance/ dpa/dpaweb
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan