• Refugee Crisis, book project of Sieveking Verlag Germany about 16 young men from Syria and their individual stories

    Alaa, 26 years, student from Dar`a

  • "Fremdenzimmer" is an old fashioned German word for "guest room". The literal translation is ambiguous since "Fremde" means "strangers". Sixteen young men, all from Syria, arrived in December 2015 in a small former guest house in the bavarian countryside. Writer Wilhelm Warning and his wife Sabine welcomed their new neighbours with Christmas cookies. Over the following weeks they became friends, almost like family to each other.  Publisher Caroline Sieveking came up with the idea to tell their personal histories and reasons to escape their war-torn country. The book was published in 2016 followed by readings, exhibitions and public discussions. All names were changed to protect the identity of the men. 

  • Refugee Crisis, book project of Sieveking Verlag Germany about 16 young men from Syria and their individual stories

    Issam, 34, farmer from Deir ez-Zor

  • Fremdenzimmer, book about 16 young syrian men who fled their country

    Preparing dinner in the communal kitchen of the guest house

  • Fremdenzimmer, book about 16 young syrian men who fled their country

    Walid, 29, IT specialist from southwest Syria

  • Fremdenzimmer, book about 16 young syrian men who fled their country

    Al Ahmad, 23, baker

  • Fremdenzimmer, book about 16 young syrian men who fled their country

    Bashir, 22, from Quneitra

  • Fremdenzimmer, book about 16 young syrian men who fled their country

    Khalid, 22, salesman from Aleppo

  • Fremdenzimmer, book about 16 young syrian men who fled their country

    Rami, 19, electrician from Damaskus