No go go now
In the Media Duisburg – Marxloh, is better known as one of the No Go Areas in Germany.
However, in which lies, it was separated meanwhile a group of one hundred for this part of
town and the representatives of the law dare only with strengthening on the street?
Marxloh has 16% of unemployment, approx. 19,000 inhabitants and 64% with foreign roots
live it there. One quarter which counts meanwhile to poorest in Germany even our Federal
Chancellor Angela Merkel, was to be made 25th of August, 2015 on site around itself a
Till the 70s Marxloh was a popular shopping area and residential area. Germans and foreign
workers lived here and worked together in the fabris.. Then it came to changes: The steel
industry broke, thousands lost her jobs. Young and better qualified humans left the quarter.
This got going an urbane Abwärtsspirale: By the mass deduction fell the real estate prices.
There remained the less purchase-strong inhabitants and migrants.
The nostalgic early days constructions on the Weseler street still remind of better times.
Marxloh is associated by them today with his „wedding mile“. Because of 40 bridal shops
sometimes is also from the „most romantic street of Europe“ the speech.
During the last years more and more Sinti and Roma moved in this part of town in the media
often than „poverty immigrant“ called. The children play on the streets, often on themselves
alone put. Muscle-loaded men patrol with legs apart by the quarter and where sharpened
carpets dangle like flags of ramshackle balconies and unwelcome „strangers“ with full of
hatred shouts are scared away.
In my master work I have approached photographically to this part of town, I took pictures, from the
germans, sinti, roma and the turkish community to show that Duisburg Marxloh, is a multicultural city