German fraternities struggle to survive

"It is one of about 2,000 fraternities throughout Germany; the history of the groups stretches back to the 19th century, when many were set up to push for national unification. But as the preponderance of silver-haired former students in the room shows, this fraternity has struggled to recruit. Nationally, just 2 to 3 percent of students are now members, down from 30 percent in the 1950s, according to Deutsche Welle, Germany’s public international broadcaster. Many Germans perceive them as stuffy, boozy dens of nationalism — or even the far Right."

Source:Education World

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