Day 9: Dornach

Saturday, 03.10.2015 Actually, this weekend should have passed calmly. On Friday, no one was expected and Sunday was even declared a day of rest. Surprisingly, however, in the afternoon the message came that buses were still to be expected. Thus, I got on my way and was at the accommodation facilities from 6:30 p.m. until … weiterlesenDay 9: Dornach

Day 8: Central Bus Station

Sunday, 27. Sep 2015 Yesterday evening I was at the central bus station from 8pm until midnight working both as a volunteer helper and an Arabic translator. I only had a few smaller encounters. There were also a large number of Afghanis around, with whom I cannot converse as their language is different. First encounter … weiterlesenDay 8: Central Bus Station

Day 4: Messestadt (Munich Trade Fair)

September 15, 2015 The borders have been closed. Hardly any refugees are arriving. However, I still went to the Exhibition center yesterday and stayed there from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. There were about 250 guests at the facility. I had some more conversations and made notes. Encounter 1 Three 17-year-olds are being looked after … weiterlesenDay 4: Messestadt (Munich Trade Fair)

Day 2: Messestadt (Munich Trade Fair Center)

Friday, 11. September 2015 I visited the refugee holding center at the Messestadt (trade fair center) again yesterday from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. and managed to have a few conversations there. This time I took a few notes of key points after each conversation, so I’ll reproduce them here individually. Conversation 1 I met … weiterlesenDay 2: Messestadt (Munich Trade Fair Center)

Day 1: Messestadt (Munich Trade Fair)

September 10, 2015 by Karim Hamed Last night from 1 a.m. to 10 a.m., I volunteered at the relocation center on the premises of the Munich Trade Fair (Messestadt) as an Arab-speaking interpreter. When I was not interpreting, I had the opportunity to talk to some of the refugees, an opportunity not available to most … weiterlesenDay 1: Messestadt (Munich Trade Fair)