Divided Union: Europe, Refugee Crisis, and the Need for Solidarity

Photo Credit: Huck Magazine Over half a century ago, Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport was at the center of the Berlin Airlift, a U.S.-led effort to supply the western half of the city when the Soviets tried unsuccessfully to cut it off from West Germany. The airport, now closed and converted into a public park, recently served as the venue for another gesture of solidarity, this time initiated by Berlin’s own citizens. In September, the airport field hosted a picnic for the thousands of the Syrian refugees who in the past few months have flooded to Europe’s borders. And now the airport’s empty...

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