- April 17, 2013
Her aunt was executed by the Nazis, her uncle was a far-right political leader and her father told her stories of nighttime battles on the Eastern Front. SPIEGEL's Marianne Wellershoff traces her family's complicated place in World War II history. By Marianne Wellershoff more...
- April 03, 2013
The right-wing extremist NPD wants to hold a party conference this weekend, but the only venue it could find is a parking lot in Bavaria. The event threatens to be disrupted by road construction and anti-Nazi protestors promising to build a wall of sound with rock music and chainsaws. By Christina Hebel more...
- March 19, 2013
The German government is taking a back seat on attempts to outlaw the right-wing extremist National Democratic Party, letting Germany's 16 states make their case at the nation's highest court alone. Editorialists support the decision, saying right-wing extremism must be fought at the ballot box. more... [ Forum ]
- February 12, 2013
Right-wing extremists in Germany are copying the methods of the leftist protest culture. Wearing masks like those of activists with the group "Anonymous," they are organizing flash mobs and posting rousing videos online to attract young new supporters. By Sarah Mühlberger more... [ Forum ]
- January 24, 2013
Germany's far-right NPD party has been trying to dodge paying a 1.27 million euro fine it was slapped with in December for accounting irregularities. The party is painting itself as a victim of parliamentary discrimination and is challenging the penalty. more... [ Forum ]
- December 14, 2012
Germany's upper legislative chamber on Friday unanimously backed a bid to submit a petition to ban the far-right National Democratic Party to the nation's highest court. However, the initiative still requires approval from the German parliament and the cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel. more...
- December 13, 2012
A federal German court has fined the far-right National Democratic Party more than 1 million euros for irregularities in bookkeeping that benefitted its finances. The ruling comes just as the NPD is facing a federal effort to ban the extremist party. more...
- December 06, 2012
Governors from Germany's 16 states gave their unanimous support Thursday for a legal bid to ban the country's far-right NPD party. But Chancellor Angela Merkel and members of her cabinet are skeptical that a court challenge will work. The last one, in 2003, failed. more...
- December 03, 2012
German regional authorities are expected to decide this week to attempt to ban the far-right National Democratic Party, following an extensive review of the case against the extremists. But Chancellor Angela Merkel remains skeptical. If the legal bid were to fail, the NPD would get a major boost. more...
- November 30, 2012
Tuvia Tenenbom, who runs a Jewish theater in New York, spent a summer traveling through Germany. He found much to dislike, and detailed it all in a sometimes shocking, sometimes hilarious way. But the real value is in the telling, rather than the truth. By Wolfgang Höbel more... [ Forum ]