In war-torn Syria, hundreds of people in Aleppo survive by making laurel soap and exporting it to France. The city is famous for its Aleppo soap, which is made by hand using olive oil, lye and laurel oil.
Three buses and 5,000 pieces of soap: Berlin has employed the full scope of its open-minded nature to react to the horrors of the war in Syria. But not everyone is enthused, says DW columnist Gero Schliess.
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