In the past two weeks, the country has been shaken by a perfect storm of headlines that have elevated the refugee issue, long seen in Germany as primarily a southern European problem, to the very top of the public and political agenda.
               
Merkel had been jeered as a 'traitor' by locals in Heidenau the day before for showing solidarity with refugees there and appeared visibly shaken in Vienna as she spoke to reporters about the gruesome new discovery.
               
All of a sudden it seems, the depth of the refugee crisis is beginning to register in Germany.

 

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