Barbara Manthe

Barbara Manthe is a historian and an expert on the history of radical-right terrorism and violence in Germany since 1945. She is a senior fellow at the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR) and a principal investigator at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf, Germany, where she examines right-wing terrorism in the FRG between 1970 and 1990. For more than 10 years, Manthe has written, taught and conducted research on the radical right, as well as applied her expertise as a research officer in parliament and in the field of political education.

Not All Terrorists Want to Claim Responsibility for Attacks

Jun 12, 2019

Why would right-wing terrorists decide not to claim responsibility for their crimes? In Germany, there has been an ongoing public debate as to whether radical-right terrorists take responsibility for their crimes, particularly after the radical-right terrorist group Nationalsozialistischer Untergrund (the National Socialist Underground, NSU) was uncovered. This group did not claim credit for its attacks … Continue reading "Not All Terrorists Want to Claim Responsibility for Attacks"

The Anti-Semitic Murder Germany Forgot

Jan 31, 2019

An analysis of 1980 murder of Shlomo Lewin and Frieda Poeschke reveals that it was disgracefully handled both by the police and the public. On the evening of December, 19, 1980, a double homicide was committed in the German city of Erlangen: A stranger shot and killed the Jewish publisher Shlomo Lewin and his life … Continue reading "Not All Terrorists Want to Claim Responsibility for Attacks"

Germany Remembers Solingen Arson Attack

May 30, 2018

The 1993 Solingen arson attack marked the climax of radical-right violence in Germany following reunification.  This year, the fatal arson attack in Solingen, a North Rhine-Westphalian city of around 160,000 inhabitants, marked its 25th anniversary. Chancellor Angela Merkel, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, his Turkish ministerial colleague Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, as well as members of the victims’ … Continue reading "Not All Terrorists Want to Claim Responsibility for Attacks"