FREYSTADT, Germany – I have been spending the last few months in Germany, and have been in awe how local volunteers here in a small, Sandpoint-size village near Nuremberg have taken care of 100 or so refugees with regards to housing, schooling, German lessons and other forms of integration. Talking to refugees from Syria, Iraq and Iran, the thing I hear most is that they are so happy to finally be safe. A Syrian mother of four told me how they had walked two months, leaving a bombed-out house and dead relatives behind. One 16-year-old doesn't dare to go outside because she was abused in a refugee camp in Hungary. Young men look forward to work, instead of being drafted by ISIS.
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