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German government publishes brochure explaining Basic Law to immigrants and refugees – DOWNLOAD IT FROM HERE

The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) has published a new brochure to help immigrants and refugees learn the German Basic Law (Constitution).


“The Basic Law – Cornerstone of our society” provides orientation and helps immigrants and refugees understand life in Germany in order to feel at home.

It describes in simple language the significance of the Basic Law and how it is lived out in everyday life.

“The initial period in Germany is not always easy. You may feel overwhelmed with a vast amount of new information. Many of the things you encounter at the start will appear strange and unusual. In this brochure, we would like to provide orientation and to help you understand life here in Germany,” BAMF says in the introduction to “The Basic Law”.

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The brochure provides answers to the following questions: What does equality mean in Germany? How far do freedom of opinion and of the press go? What are the obligations with which each of us must comply?

The brochure forms part of the Federal Office’s concept of initial orientation and value communication, which is in the process of being implemented.

There are plans to produce explanatory films in the course of the year.

The publication is available in German, Arabic, English, Farsi, French and Kurdish. It can be ordered free of charge from the Federal Office.

Click here to download the brochure in English.