WEST GERMANY: They Wish Us to Hell

Though unloved, guest workers don't want to leave

FOREIGN MECHANIC, 36, GOOD-LOOKING, SEEKS WEST GERMAN GIRL TO

MARRY FOR MONEY; SUBSEQUENT LIVING TOGETHER NOT EXCLUDED.

FOREIGNER, 26, OFFERING GENUINE MARRIAGE OR IN NAME ONLY, FOR HANDSOME SUM.

Such advertisements have appeared regularly in West German newspapers in recent months. Bachelor Gastar-beiter (guest workers) are offering between $870 and $2,200 for frauleins to be their brides. So far, several hundred women are believed to have said I do to these marriages of convenience, bringing with them very valuable dowries: permanent residence and work permits for their husbands. With these documents, Gastarbeiter are almost certain...

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