Fatma B.’s path to jihad began where the Jews of Augsburg used to live. The southern German city’s Bismarckviertel, not far from the historical city center, was once home to a thriving Jewish community — before they were driven out by the Nazis.
The late 19th-century buildings where they lived are still there, their facades having been carefully renovated, but the apartments within are no longer inhabited by the bourgeoisie. Compact and mid-sized cars now line the streets. It has become a popular neighborhood for students and young families.