GERMAN TOWN TRAINS ASYLUM SEEKERS AS FIREFIGHTERS AFTER SHELTERS SET ABLAZE

THE IMAGES OF GERMANS WELCOMING REFUGEES FROM SYRIA IRAQ AND ELSEWHERE AT A MUNICH TRAIN STATION LAST MONTH ARE STILL OMNIPRESENT.

ALREADY TODAY, 12.5 MILLION GERMANS LIVE IN POVERTY, ACCORDING TO A REPORT BY GERMANY'S JOINT WELFARE ASSOCIATION PARITATISCHER WOHLFAHRTSVERBAND.

Now, one German town has decided to train refugees as firefighters, partly so that they can extinguish the fires themselves if their own accommodation centers are attacked.
So far this year, there have been more attacks on refugees in the less-populated eastern part of Germany than in the west, as the map below shows, though there are fewer refugees in the east.
"Many eastern Germans know only few or no foreigners; they are scared because they have no idea what to expect from the influx of refugees," political scientist Werner Patzelt explained earlier.

The images of Germans welcoming refugees from Syria, Iraq and elsewhere at a Munich train station last month are still omnipresent. Increasingly, however, Germans who are opposed to more immigration are becoming more vocal....

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