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Talking Germany

Talking Germany

It’s apparent everywhere - Germany is growing increasingly diverse. But even today Sezen Tatlici is often marked as a "foreigner”, even though she’s a German citizen. To raise awareness about the situation of second- and third-generation children of immigrants, she founded the multicultural association "Typisch Deutsch” - or "Typically German”.

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Sezen Tatlici is true Berliner and loves the Schöneberg district where she grew up. Nonetheless, she’s still often seen as a foreigner - or at least as not quite German. In the wake of a polemical debate about integration, Tatlici decided to take a stand. She gathered together a group of her friends - all children of immigrants who, like Tatlici, grew up in Berlin. In 2010, they founded the multicultural association "Typisch Deutsch” - or "Typically German”. The association visits schools and talks about German identity and about what being a member of German society really means. Last year, the association even was mentioned in a German history textbook for schoolchildren. Sezen Tatlici takes pride in raising awareness about the variety of cultures that make up Germany - and her vision appears to be bearing fruit.