If you’re forced to flee your country, the state of Baden-Württemberg is a good place to end up. Not only is it the beating heart of German manufacturing, but it offers refugees looking for work a variety of social services, including language and culture classes. That helps plug gaps in education and training, OZY reports, and it’s turned the state into something of an outlier as the rest of Germany lurches to the political right.
How have residents responded? In Baden-Württemberg, refugee families report greater acceptance from the local community — while the far-right Alternative for Germany party is losing support.