Refugees are flooding Europe, and due to a shortage of temporary housing, 21 refugees are being housed in the former Buchenwald camp near Weimar, Germany. The town of Shwerte decided on the unusual move after it absorbed 200 refugees and had no room or funds to provide for more.
The town council’s decision was announced in January and the site is carpeted, has basic cooking facilities, a television, and bunk beds. The mayor of the district, Christian Hanke, said: “It is an emergency solution, but it is unavoidable. There is a lot of room in the hangars.”