Refugee Success Stories Finding a New Life in Germany

Since the mass influx of refugees to Germany in 2015, one-third have found jobs in the country. We profile four success stories that show just how far some asylum-seekers can get in the country if they remain persistent.
Von Katrin Elger und Anna-Lena Jaensch
Nour Taleb of Syria has successfully established herself as an environmental engineer in Dortmund, Germany.

Nour Taleb of Syria has successfully established herself as an environmental engineer in Dortmund, Germany.

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Environmental engineer Nour Taleb at work in Dortmund

Environmental engineer Nour Taleb at work in Dortmund

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Hairdresser Mamo Mohammad at his studio in Wolfenbüttel in Lower Saxony

Hairdresser Mamo Mohammad at his studio in Wolfenbüttel in Lower Saxony

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Guhlamsakhi Batory of Afghanistan is training to become a web designer in Fulda.

Guhlamsakhi Batory of Afghanistan is training to become a web designer in Fulda.

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Members of the Alyousef family of doctors in Rostock

Members of the Alyousef family of doctors in Rostock

Foto: Milos Djuric/ DER SPIEGEL
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