Tag: far right in Germany

Germany’s East-West Divide Fuels the Far Right

Germany’s East-West Divide Fuels the Far Right

In September, citizens of the former East German states of Brandenburg and Saxony headed to the polls to elect their new legislatures. The results were, on the one hand, a breath of fresh air for traditional parties, in particular the Social Democrats (SPD) who, following a series of disastrous...

The Anti-Semitic Murder Germany Forgot

The Anti-Semitic Murder Germany Forgot

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...

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Print Is Dead: Not For Germany’s Radical Right

Print Is Dead: Not For Germany’s Radical Right

Extremist publications in Germany defy the belief that print is dead, and that radical-right innovation happens online. Recent years have repeatedly seen debates over the radical right’s use of online spaces, especially social media platforms, to spread ideas, to connect and to mobilize....

Germany Remembers Solingen Arson Attack

Germany Remembers Solingen Arson Attack

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...

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