Right now, Germany is at a defining point in its history. Since September of 2015, millions of refugees, many of them from Syria, have entered the republic. The country has not seen an influx of people this size since the end of World War II. Modern Germany’s handling of these refugees will shape German refugee policy for decades to come–and to understand this, it helps to know some of the history of refugee policy in Germany since 1945.
The pages of this website (right) are organized chronologically.