TOVARNIK, CROATIA – Love brought Nizar Shoukry from his native Syria to Croatia and eventually a dental practice in the border town of Tovarnik. Thirty years later, war is bringing his countrymen, in a chaotic, desperate tide flowing past Shoukry’s door en route to Germany and a promise of asylum.
But the 50-year-old dentist — now an informal liaison between police and refugees — says his sees impostors among them.
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