Not all Germans are welcoming refugees with open arms.
And as thousands marched in Dresden in support of the ‘anti-Islamisation’ PEGIDA movement on Monday, Angela Merkel was slammed as “the most dangerous woman in Europe”.
Demonstrators demanded she resign.
But despite slipping opinion poll ratings and tension with political allies in Bavaria – the point of entry for many of those entering the country – the Chancellor is standing firm.
She does however insist that only genuine refugees will be allowed to remain.
“Germany is going to help those who are entitled to stay. Those who don’t have that possibility cannot be helped in our country,” she said on Monday.
Germany has become a magnet for many of the hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and Asia – still continuing to make their way across Europe.