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Jeremiah Thiel tells us what it is like to be poor in Germany - and what one must do to cope with poverty

One in five children in Germany live in poverty. Jeremiah Thiel, author of a bestseller about his impoverished childhood, explained that politicians still can't deal with the phenomenon in Germany that is "frighteningly normal."

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Poverty in Germany is not only among the unemployed: One third of the poor have jobs Thielker/ullstein bild/Getty Images