Nazi-Era Airport Provides Shelter for Refugees

Over the past few weeks we've told you about the refugee crisis in Europe. Today we've got another update for you. Some refugees arriving in Germany now have a roof over their head, thanks to an old airport.

The Nazi-era Tempelhof Airport has been given a new lease on life, sheltering refugees as Germany struggles to house the biggest influx of migrants since World War II. The historic airport was shut down in 2008, but the field area of the airport was reopened years later as a big recreational park. And now the airport itself will be used as emergency housing.

Several hundred people are expected to move in this week. The facility will take up to around 1,000 refugees.

The German capital of Berlin already has 91 refugee sites and is working to build new ones to prevent homelessness during the coming winter.

Instructional Links

Website: Tempelhof Airport Guided Tours of Building

http://www.thf-berlin.de/flughafengebaeude/gebaeudefuehrungen/

May Need Translated to English

Website: Germany for Kids

http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/04__W__t__G/05/01__Kids/00/Kids.html

 

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