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One of the kindest people I ever met was accepted to study in Germany, but needs first to open a bank account there for visa requirements:
I'm very sorry, but Deutsche Bank does not open any accounts for people from Syria.
Maybe there is a chance to get an account in another bank in Germany.
Mit freundlichen Gruessen / Kind regards
Deutsche Bank Privat- und Geschaeftskunden AG
An American woman living in Syria, wrote a bit about it: A Forbidden Country