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Understanding History and Experiencing the Past

In early summer the third Körber History Forum (KHF) took place in Berlin, Germany. It brought together 200 leading actors from politics, science and public life, intellectuals and opinion leaders from Germany, Europe, and the Middle East. Our author Linn Kreutschmann shares her impressions and thoughts while attending it, reflecting on how the reception of history changes if you have a personal connection to it.

European Street Beat: How do people in Hamburg feel about the refugee situation?

In 2015 about 1.3 million asylum claims were made in the EU. “Refugee crisis” became a daily headline and different concerns from safety to economic stability were raised. In our new series we want to find out, how people in Europe feel about the situation. Starting with the most frequently discussed concern for safety, we asked people on the streets of Hamburg, Germany: What do you need in order to feel safe? See and hear what they had to say: