Katharina Tjart

Katharina Tart graduated in photography at Berufskolleg Senne, Germany, and more recently in European Studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands, a comprehensive program about politics, economics and social development in Europe. With those qualifications, she aspires to a career as a journalist focusing on political and social topics, with a special interest in the impact that global politics have on local lives and cultural identities.

Blurred Lines in the German Province

In the German town of Hoevelhof, refugees find themselves in the same conditions that Russo-German repatriates were once in; they are impoverished, isolated and frustrated. Katharina Tart argues that instead of sympathizing with the new arrivals, many repatriates lash out against current refugees and government policies, looking for acknowledgment and gains of distinction.