Has Germany "Done This?" A Look at the Refugee Crisis Five Years Later

In 2015, as almost a million asylum seekers poured into Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel said: "We can do this." Was she right? Five years later, we take a closer look in the most average of average German towns.
Becky Idowu in Hassloch: "I lost her!"

Becky Idowu in Hassloch: "I lost her!"

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Idowu posing for the camera: "I can see myself in the sea."

Idowu posing for the camera: "I can see myself in the sea."

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Ranj Suleiman in his Hassloch hostel: A computer technician waiting for asylum.

Ranj Suleiman in his Hassloch hostel: A computer technician waiting for asylum.

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The Ahmeds in their front yard: An integration success story

The Ahmeds in their front yard: An integration success story

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The Buzaladzes: "I love Angela Merkel."

The Buzaladzes: "I love Angela Merkel."

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