Gastarbeiter

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Gastarbeiter

A migrant worker in Germany. A gastarbeiter temporarily lives in Germany and is usually employed in manual labor. The word has become common in other European countries as well.
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In 1961, Germany began to accept Turkish guest workers to fill "the dirty jobs that Germans didn't want.
Arslan spent some of his childhood in Turkey, and his dramatic films have demonstrated a keen and original perspective on the conditions experienced by Turkish guest workers and their families in Germany.
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