Remembering Norway: What Germany Can Learn from the Attacks

Remembering Norway: What Germany Can Learn from the Attacks

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 22, 2013

Norway's Anders Behring Breivik and Germany's neo-Nazi terrorist group the NSU both committed murders based on far-right ideology. The difference between the two is that while Norway managed to reach a sensible verdict in its case, Germany still has a long way to go to rehabilitate itself in the eyes of victims. An Editorial By Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]

Photo Award: Utøya Survivor 'Carries History on Her Shoulders'

Photo Award: Utøya Survivor 'Carries History on Her Shoulders'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 26, 2013

For a year, Andrea Gjestvang photographed teenagers who survived the massacre on Utøya island. Her resulting photo series, "One Day in History," just earned the Norwegian the top prize in the Sony World Photography Awards. In an interview, she talks about the challenge of recording the internal and external scars of the survivors. more... Comment ]

Far-Right Terror in Poland: Suspect Arrested in Warsaw Parliament Bomb Plot

Far-Right Terror in Poland: Suspect Arrested in Warsaw Parliament Bomb Plot

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 20, 2012

Polish authorities have arrested a man who was allegedly planning to bomb the parliament building in Warsaw. An investigation into Polish connections with far-right Norwegian mass murder Anders Behring Breivik uncovered the plot, officials said on Tuesday. more...

'Martyrs for the Conservative Revolution': Mass-Murderer Breivik Writes Neo-Nazi Zschäpe

'Martyrs for the Conservative Revolution': Mass-Murderer Breivik Writes Neo-Nazi Zschäpe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 19, 2012

Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik has written a letter to Beate Zschäpe, the last surviving member of Germany's neo-Nazi terrorist cell the National Socialist Underground. In the text obtained by SPIEGEL, Breivik praises Zschäpe for her alleged crimes and says she should be "extremely proud." more... Video | Comment ]

21 Years in Prison: Breivik Gets the Verdict He Wanted

21 Years in Prison: Breivik Gets the Verdict He Wanted

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 24, 2012

On Friday, a court in Norway sentenced Anders Breivik, who admitted to killing 77 people in premeditated attacks, to at least 21 years in prison. The judged deemed Breivik to be sane and handed down the country's maximum permissible sentence. Prosecutors had hoped he would be declared insane. By Espen A. Eik and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]

Paradise Lost: Did the Breivik Massacre Change Norwegian Politics?

Paradise Lost: Did the Breivik Massacre Change Norwegian Politics?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 20, 2012

After last July's massacre in Oslo and on Utøya island, Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg helped his people cope with unimaginable loss. The country wanted to demonstrate the power of democracy and tolerance. But one year later, the cracks are beginning to show in this image. By Anna Reimann in Oslo and Utøya  more... Comment ]

Final Day of Testimony: Breivik and Defense Claim Sanity

Final Day of Testimony: Breivik and Defense Claim Sanity

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 22, 2012

In the last day of his trial, Anders Breivik and his lawyer sought to convince the court that the mass killer can be held responsible for his actions. The defense formally asked for his acquittal, however, saying the right-wing extremist's acts were conducted in self-defense. If given a guilty verdict, the mass murderer wants to be considered sane and given a prison sentence. more... Comment ]

Anders Breivik's World: How Sick Is Norway's Mass Murderer?

Anders Breivik's World: How Sick Is Norway's Mass Murderer?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 24, 2012

Seventy-seven people died in the attacks in Oslo and on the island of Utøya last July. The central question in the trial of the perpetrator, Anders Behring Breivik, is whether or not he is criminally liable. There is much to suggest that he is suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. Can a delusional person be punished for their crimes? By Gisela Friedrichsen more...

Life after Utøya: Massacre Survivors Struggle to Overcome Trauma and Guilt

Life after Utøya: Massacre Survivors Struggle to Overcome Trauma and Guilt

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 19, 2012

As the trial of Anders Breivik gets underway in Oslo, survivors of the massacre he perpetrated are using a range of sometimes unique therapy methods to overcome their trauma. But, for many of them, the hardest question remains: Why did I survive? By Gerald Traufetter and Antje Windmann more... Comment ]

Mass Murderer's American Pen Pal: 'I Dream of Meeting Breivik'

Mass Murderer's American Pen Pal: 'I Dream of Meeting Breivik'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 18, 2012

He's an American in his early twenties and he worships a mass murderer. On the third day of the trial against Anders Breivik, Kevin Forts has outed himself as a pen pal of the accused. Breivik's delusional ideology is gaining support in a small, but growing scene of Islam haters. By Gerald Traufetter in Oslo more...