Offenbach is almost all right

  • © Jessica Schäfer
  • © Jessica Schäfer
  • © Jessica Schäfer
  • © Jessica Schäfer
  • © Jessica Schäfer
  • © Jessica Schäfer

Offenbach has a long tradition of immigration. It functions as an “arrival destination” at the center of the Frankfurt/Rhein-Main area, a global metropolitan region with a high proportion of immigrants. 159 nations are represented in the population.

"Homogeneous ethnic milieus can also be “upwardly mobile” if, for example, education is highly valued and a factor in gaining recognition and status within the group, as is the case for many migrants from Asia. However, homogeneous milieus can also be obstructive if, for fear of becoming a social outcast, they lead people to isolate themselves or to curb their educational ambitions and career aspirations."

Matthias Schulze-Böing, head of the Office for Labor Promotion, Statistics, and Integration of the City of Offenbach

OFFENBACH IS ALMOST ALL RIGHT. Ein Film zur Ausstellung Making Heimat. Germany, Arrival Country von Matthias Lawetzky