Gunter Wallraf''s "The Lowest of the Low"

Gunter Wallraf''s "The Lowest of the Low"

Author: 
Gunter Wallraff
Book Excerpt: 
"I've been putting off playing this part for almost ten years. Probably because I knew what it would be like. I was quite simply afraid. "From what friends told me, and from the many publications I had read, I could visualize the life of immigrants in West Germany. I knew that almost half of the young immigrants suffer from mental illness; they can no longer digest the countless impositions. They have little chance on the labour market. Having grown up here, there is no real possibility of a return home for them. They are homeless. The limitiations on the right to political asylum, the racism, the increasing ghettoization -- I knew about it but I had never experienced it. "In March 1983, I placed the following advert in several newspapers: "Foreigner, strong, seeks work of any kind, including heavy and dirty jobs, even for little money. Offers to 358 458"
Year of Publication: 
Tue, 1985-01-01
Rights Information: 
copyright, Gunter Wallraff
City of Publication: 
London
Book Publisher: 
Methuen