Deportation custody is a restrictive component of german immigration and demarcation politics. Officially it is an administrative action for the preparation of the deportation and no detention. For the arrested ones it is however a prison stay, which is noticed as punishment and represents a threatening experience and extreme life reality. In her on the basis of interviews elaborated study, Steffi Holz makes this life realities visible and describes the strategies and action perspectives of the women to deal with the cumbering situation. The Interviews are accompanied by portraits of the arrested women and interior views of the deportation custody Köpenick, by Leona Goldstein.
Press release: Unrast Verlag, Berlin, 2007