In 2015, the Suleimans fled to Germany from war-torn Syria. How are they faring? Have they managed to build a new life?

While the four Suleiman children have become German citizens – and speak fluent German and have made lots of friends – their parents have had a tougher time fitting in. For four years, the family had to keep moving, until they found a permanent home in Berlin. The children’s father worries about the rest of the family that’s still in Syria. The war there continues to haunt him, so he’s sought psychological help. Their mother is learning German. She hopes that, when her children are a bit older, she can work in Germany as a nurse. The Suleimans are happy to be in Germany, even if it’s taken longer for them to settle in than they’d hoped. A report by Viktoria Kleber.


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