In Aug. 11, 2015 photo a boy walks past a torn poster "You are neither refugees nor are you welcome" in Nauen, eastern Germany. An initiative "Nein zum Heim" (No to the (refugee) home) protests against a planned shelter for asylum seekers. The starkly differing reactions to the influx of refugees points to an increasing polarization in Germany, with growing acceptance of outsiders by a majority but a persistent and possibly radicalized minority fearful of all things foreign.

In Aug. 11, 2015 photo a boy walks past a torn poster “You are neither refugees nor are you welcome” in Nauen, eastern Germany. An initiative “Nein zum Heim” (No to the (refugee) home) protests against a planned shelter for asylum seekers. The starkly differing reactions to the influx of refugees points to an increasing polarization in Germany, with growing acceptance of outsiders by a majority but a persistent and possibly radicalized minority fearful of all things foreign.