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Mother Fleeing War to Germany Gives Face to Asylum Debate

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Nuhad al-Suki, a refugee who fled war-torn Syria, has done her best to turn a classroom in a former high school in Berlin into a home for her husband and two daughters.

Al-Suki has hung curtains, photographs of friends and large drapes from the ceiling to give the small room the homey feel of a studio apartment. The family arrived last July in Germany the day after the nation’s soccer team won the World Cup. “A happy day,” she says.