Refugees welcome

Berliner men and women are tirelessly distributing donations in front of the State Office for Health and Social Affairs, where hundreds of refugees have been waiting for days to receive a number, which will enable them to organise a place to live and make appointments.
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A German couple has created a website, that matches refugees with potential roommates in Germany and Austria, in order to create a more human culture of welcoming refugees.
The football club Borussia Dortmund invited 220 refugees to the stadium for the European League match against Odds Ballklubb while their fans were holding up big banners that said "refugees welcome".

The German punk rock band Die Toten Hosen, who last performed in front of 70.000 people in Leipzig, drove to Jamel, a village in Northern Germany known for being ruled by neo-nazis, to give a concert at the festival against right-wing extremismus "Jamel rockt den Förster", in order to raise their voice against nazis.

Under the slogan "Being Human in Austria" 20.000 people demonstrated in Vienna against the inhuman treatment of refugees.

Barcelona, Madrid und and other cities, have founded a network of Spanish cities, to welcome refugees, to collaborate with NGO's and to raise funds.

ETF! strongly condemn any actions of hostility to foreigners. No one decides to flee because they like it. No person embarks on an unsafe journey to Europe because it's convenient. We, as Berliners, as Germans, as Europeans, as World Citizens have not only a human but also a historical and political responsibility towards those, who were expelled from their country.
Many of us come from families who had to leave their house and country behind and flee. Our fathers and mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers were as much dependant on other people to survive as are the refugees today. And while our politicians are still deciding how to deal with the high number of refugees arriving and are mutually blaming each other while not taking responsibility, the citizens have shown the many possibilities to help and welcome refugees. The initiatives above are just some of these examples to follow.

Refugees welcome.

P.D. And how about, if the artists' houses opened their places of art and gave the refugees the possibility of living there for two months; which would also lead to new alliances and heightened public conscience. From Sonja Linke


19th ETF! station in Haifa and Jerusalem, Israel
02.09.2021 - 30.11.2021


Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem: Wednesday 01/09/2021, 7pm

Pyramida Art Center, Haifa: Thursday, 02/09/2021, 8pm

In cooperation with Museum on the Seam

Supported by
Auswärtiges Amt


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