Identity is the theme of this episode Open End.

Michel Friedman will receive the speaking journalist Hadija Haruna-Oelker, writer Jagoda Marinić and former Bundestag President and SPD politician Wolfgang Thierse.


Hadija Haruna-Oelker says: “I am a black woman and mother.

And black, like white, does not represent a skin color, but first and foremost a life experience.

It's a political category. "

Jagoda Marinić, writer, columnist and daughter of a Croatian immigrant family, states: “Today, German is definitely something different than it was 60 years ago, when millions of guest workers were recruited into the country.

But there are still movements who want to deny this, who prefer a very narrow national structure and believe that an identity can remain the same forever. "


Ex-Bundestag President Wolfgang Thierse sees the loss of community and respect in society: “Each of us is different to the others, both as an individual and as a member of a group.

And one of the current problems is that increasingly violent concerns are being mobilized against others: racism, homophobia, sexism. "

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