Summary: Immigrants have shaped Germany including settlers from Salzburg, the Huguenots and the Dutch. German industry needed the Polish and later on, Russian-Germans. Nowadays we are in the midst of a crisis where 60 million displaced persons worldwide are moving to more secure locations. It appears that Europe is swamped and at its limits. Is it a justified fear to speak about the end of Germany or Europe as happened with the Roman Empire through the Barbarian Invasion?

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Author: Wolfgang Büscher (Die Welt)

Original Title and Subtitle: Ist das die neue Völkerwanderung?

Language of Article: German

Publishing date: 2015, August 23