"Berlin's Tempelhof Airport has long written chapters of the city's history. The Prussians once paraded on its grounds. In the 1930s, what was once a modest airfield became a gigantic entrance to Hitler's new Germany. And the airport was later used by the Americans to run the airlift that saved West Berlin from a Soviet blockade. But now, Tempelhof is poised to become Germany's largest refugee center. As many as 800 refugees are currently living at the airport, which could ultimately house about 7,000 people. The refugees — who hail from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere — have added their own layer to Tempelhof's archaeology: marking up the temporary screens that define each family's sparse space with simple messages or flags and emblems from home. @gordonwelters photographed Tempelhof while on #nytassignment." By nytimes on Instagram.
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