Once migrants arrive in Germany, they face another daunting, frustrating and perplexing hurdle: a German bureaucracy overwhelmed by refugees and asylum seekers. And as they wait and wait, impatience is increasingly transformed into violence.
The German government has committed to accepting refugees under a program to resettle people considered particularly vulnerable. Controls of Germany's border to Austria look set to be extended for another six months.
Police say the attacker in the video, which has created a global uproar, is a 19-year-old from Syria. But experts warn about premature conclusions about "imported anti-Semitism" in the German capital.
Nearly three decades after reunification, economic and cultural divisions between eastern and western Germany live on. The former leader of the far-right AfD has told DW the party is using those rifts to its advantage.
Jewish groups warn against anti-Semitism among Germany's Muslim migrants while others say it's racist to overstate the problem. DW's Jefferson Chase explored the issue at a special open media day in Berlin.
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