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In Berlin: German Jews, Israelis aid Mideast refugees

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Photo courtesy of Rabbi John Linder

Gerhard Baader, left, and Rabbi John Linder pose for a photo in Berlin. Baader, a Holocaust survivor and a member of the Berlin Jewish community, volunteers to help Arab and Muslim refugees from the Middle East in his city. 

 

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Last summer, with the refugee crisis at its apex, millions of men, women and children fled to Europe for safe haven, encountering one closed border after another. The images of desperation and heartbreaking loss during the migrants’ perilous journeys pierced our souls. Germany was one of the few European countries that decided to accept refugees. In just months, over 1 million refugees from Syria, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan poured into Germany before the border was again closed.

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Photo courtesy of Rabbi John Linder

Gerhard Baader, left, and Rabbi John Linder pose for a photo in Berlin. Baader, a Holocaust survivor and a member of the Berlin Jewish community, volunteers to help Arab and Muslim refugees from the Middle East in his city.