After German reunification, many in the former East Germany felt like they were on the losing side of history. They had lived under communism for 40 years, but suddenly the entire political system and its ideas were eradicated. And when refugees and migrants came there to build a new home, Frankfurters had one more thing to get used to: an influx of foreigners into their largely homogenized city. In Frankfurt Oder, we see how newcomers have changed the city, and how the newcomers, in turn, have been changed by Frankfurt.

Reporter: Luisa Beck
Producer: Ariel Plotnick
Photo: Nanna Heitmann for The Washington Post

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After German reunification, many in the former East Germany felt like they were on the losing side of history. They had lived under communism for 40 years, but suddenly the entire political system and its ideas were eradicated. And when refugees and migrants came there to build a new home, Frankfurters had one more thing to get used to: an influx of foreigners into their largely homogenized city. In Frankfurt Oder, we see how newcomers have changed the city, and how the newcomers, in turn, have been changed by Frankfurt.

Reporter: Luisa Beck
Producer: Ariel Plotnick
Photo: Nanna Heitmann for The Washington Post

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