The New Völkerwanderungen: Hungary and Germany, Europe and Eurasia

October 06, 2015

Hundreds of refugees and nationalist comments by citizens: when he visited Hungary in the late summer during a routine field work trip, Chris Hann became an unexpected witness of the refugee crisis which climaxed in early September.

Budapest train station in early September 2015.

Usually, the regular visits to the southern Hungarian village Tázlár are an opportunity for the director at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology to catch up with friends and talk about the latest local events against the background of national developments.

The Kiskunhalas barracks adapted to serve as refugee camp in August 2015.

This year, everything was different. In his blog on the website of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, English-born Chris Hann describes his impressions of his sojourn.

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