Friday, November 28, 2014

Nobel laureate calls for immigrants to be housed with German families

Gunter Grass, the writer, former member of the Waffen SS and Nobel laureate who has been described as Germany's "moral conscience", has proposed his own solution to the country's growing refugee crisis, suggesting asylum-seekers should be billetted with ordinary German households.
Germany is struggling to find accommodation for an unprecedented influx of refugees. Many cities have resorted to housing them in tent cities with winter looming, and there have been calls to limit the numbers.
The 87-year-old Mr Grass suggested Germany should take inspiration from Zwangseinquartierungen, the compulsory billeting policy in the aftermath of the Second World War, under which refugees were sent to live with ordinary families.

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