In Germany, They’re Putting People Out Of Their Homes To Make Room For Refugees

by Scott McKay | September 28, 2015 2:53 pm

In public housing, it’s true, but here’s a rather sad tale[1] emblematic of what’s happening with the mass influx of “Syrian” (many of them are not actually from Syria) refugees the German government is taking in…

A German woman is being evicted from her home of 16 years to make room for some of the 800,000 refugees Germany is planning to take in this year.

According to The Telegraph[2], Bettina Halbey, a 51-year-old nurse living in the town of Nieheim, received a notice from her landlord on September 1 telling her she must move due to the residence being repurposed as a living center for migrants.

Halbey said the letter kicking her out of the apartment she rents hit her hard.

“I was completely taken aback,” the nurse told Die Welt[3]. “I find it impossible to describe how the city has treated me.”

Halbey’s vented her anger on Facebook at the move and that post went on to be shared over 200,000 times.

“I’ve muddled through sorrow and distress, and then I get this notice. It was like a kick in the teeth,” Halbey wrote in the post.

The Telegraph reports that the majority of German citizens rent and laws firmly protect tenants from being evicted for dubious reasons.

However, the mayor of Nieheim is defending the decision to evict Halbey due to the fact that the town’s three facilities being used as refugee shelters had already reached maximum capacity.

“A new residential unit for 30 refugees in Nieheim would cost €30,000 [$33,584]. This solution will cost me nothing,” Mayor Rainer Vidal said to Die Welt.

Two things on this – first, anybody who decries the avarice and heartlessness of your average capitalist needs to check out what comes from a politician with his guard down.

And second, there is no way the German people are going to put up with too many stories like these before a massive backlash against the resettlement of a recalcitrant class of Muslim refugees results. Don’t be surprised if some sort of new-nationalist political movement begins making headway in that country despite the well-earned horror at such things which is embedded in German culture since World War II.

  1. here’s a rather sad tale:
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  3. the nurse told Die Welt:

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