15 Feb 2017: Anne and Bana

She is a girl, she suffers. And she writes about her suffering, puts her life into words. She gets famous. It is a sad fame. Her name is Anne. Anne Frank. No, it’s Bana. Bana Alabed. She was born in Frankfurt or in Syria, dying from bombs or in death camps. She has...

15 Dec 2016 Commentary

Since the beginning of the Syrian refugee crisis, hundreds of minors have reached Germany’s borders, many of them young girls. Their families often married them before the perilous journey as some sort of safety. No matter the intentions behind those marriages,they...

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