Petra Elten grew up in Italy, and the streets of Rome were her world. Although she led a glamorous life, she was exposed to hard drugs at an early age. In 2003, Petra began a withdrawal therapy in Berlin. When she prematurely terminated the treatment, she found herself homeless between one therapy stay and another.
During her tour around the main train station, Petra shares how she finally managed to overcome her heroin addiction after 38 years in Berlin. She talks about how the seemingly anonymous train station became her new center of life — and describes the invisible dynamics for outsiders within this microcosm of travelers, shops, security services, and street newspaper vendors. She also explains why emergency shelters are essential havens for many homeless people, while others still prefer sleeping on the streets even in freezing temperatures.
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