Tight on the Right: Germany's NPD Maintains Close Ties to Svoboda

Tight on the Right: Germany's NPD Maintains Close Ties to Svoboda

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 17, 2014

Germany shuns the right-wing extremist party NPD at home. But even though the Ukrainian nationalist party Svoboda maintains tight links to the NPD, it has received indirect support from Berlin. By Steffen Winter more... Comment ]

Xenophobic Stain: Hoyerswerda Gets Second Chance with Refugee Hostel

Xenophobic Stain: Hoyerswerda Gets Second Chance with Refugee Hostel

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 17, 2014

The city of Hoyerswerda made international headlines during a wave of attacks against foreigners in 1991. Twenty-three years later, a new hostel for asylum-seekers is opening. The far-right is campaigning against it, but many locals are fighting for tolerance. By Lisa Erdmann more... Comment ]

Berlin Blunder: Google Maps Brings Back 'Adolf Hitler Square'

Berlin Blunder: Google Maps Brings Back 'Adolf Hitler Square'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 10, 2014

Online mapping service Google Maps temporarily mislabeled a square in central Berlin with its former Nazi-era name: Adolf Hitler Square. Google couldn't explain the error when contacted by reporters but said they were looking into the matter. more... Comment ]

Art Dealer to the Führer: Hildebrand Gurlitt's Deep Nazi Ties

Art Dealer to the Führer: Hildebrand Gurlitt's Deep Nazi Ties

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 23, 2013

Hildebrand Gurlitt, the man who assembled the astounding art collection recently discovered in a Munich apartment, was more deeply involved in the trade of looted artworks than had been previously assumed. He also profited from Nazi injustices after the war. more... Comment ]

Crime Infested: Quarter of NPD Officials Have Been Prosecuted

Crime Infested: Quarter of NPD Officials Have Been Prosecuted

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 19, 2013

Around one-quarter of the leadership of Germany's extremist National Democratic Party has been convicted of a crime, according to a newspaper report. The news could add fuel to the national debate over whether to ban the party. more... Comment ]

Neo-Nazi Worries: Bavaria Pulls Plug on Annotated 'Mein Kampf'

Neo-Nazi Worries: Bavaria Pulls Plug on Annotated 'Mein Kampf'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 11, 2013

For years, historians in Munich have been working on an annotated edition of Adolf Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" to be released when the copyright expires in 2015. The state of Bavaria gave the green light in 2012 -- but now they are trying to halt the project. more...

Cold Cases: Germany May Revise Up Statistics in Far-Right Killings

Cold Cases: Germany May Revise Up Statistics in Far-Right Killings

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 04, 2013

German authorities may have to sharply revise statistics for the number of people killed by right-wing extremists since 1990. The official figure is around 60, but police combing through unsolved cases have identified a further 746 suspicious slayings or attacks. more... Comment ]

NPD Ban Bid: Germany's Risky Push to Outlaw Far-Right Party

NPD Ban Bid: Germany's Risky Push to Outlaw Far-Right Party

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 03, 2013

Germany launched a new push to outlaw the NPD party on Tuesday amid doubts whether the legal bid will succeed, and whether a ban would significantly curb the country's violent far-right scene. But if the motion fails, right-wing extremism will flourish, analysts warn. By David Crossland more... Comment ]

'Nazi Shazam': Police Devise App to Curb Far-Right Music

'Nazi Shazam': Police Devise App to Curb Far-Right Music

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 02, 2013

German police have developed a Shazam-like smartphone app that allows them to identify far-right rock songs by playing just a brief sample. It could make it harder for neo-Nazis to lure under-18s with music, which is seen as a "gateway drug" into the scene. more... Comment ]

Revised Evidence: States Make New Push to Ban Far-Right NPD

Revised Evidence: States Make New Push to Ban Far-Right NPD

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 27, 2013

A group of German lawyers and politicians is assembling a case that could make the far-right populist National Democratic Party history. But the German secret service's long history of infiltrating the party could scuttle their arguments. more...