In 2015 and 2016, millions of refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia poured into Europe, stoking xenophobic fears in many countries and even provoking some to try to close their borders. Meanwhile Germany - an economic powerhouse with a falling birth rate and a historic image to shed - threw open its doors, particularly to Syrians fleeing a brutal civil war. Since then, more than 1.4 million people have applied for asylum in Germany, and the German government and population have launched a massive effort to integrate the refugee community. These photographs were taken in Berlin, Wurzburg and Kaufbeuren during a research trip in March 2018 to see how the refugee integration was proceeding mainly for the Syrian community. Many of the photos accompany a policy report by Lily Hindy, published by The Century Foundation and supported in part by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.