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The Refugee Crisis Is Remaking European Cities

As more than two million refugees have flooded Europe over the past three years, cities have scrambled to figure out where to put them. In Germany, local officials have commandeered defunct hotels, out-of-season Oktoberfest tents, abandoned Soviet-era apartment buildings, an old airport—even parts of the former concentration camps at Dachau and Buchenwald. Inside these hastily converted spaces, humanitarian groups and volunteers have rushed to assemble bunk beds and erect cubicle walls to provide a modicum of privacy.
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