In February 2016 an angry crowd surrounded a bus bringing refugees to their new accommodation in the village of Clausnitz in the eastern German state of Saxony. The hate-filled mob came to symbolize the nasty side of Germany. But what became of the people on the bus? And what of the conflicts in the village between the good-of-heart and the racists?
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Angela Merkel has a serious challenger for this fall’s election in the shape of Social Democrat Martin Schulz. His ratings are remarkably high and his party has enjoyed a boost since choosing Schulz as its candidate for the German chancellorship. Who is the man who has burst onto the front pages in Germany? Who is the man who is making the Christian Democrats so nervous?
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