Metamorphosis: A Hungarian Extremist Explores His Jewish Roots

Metamorphosis: A Hungarian Extremist Explores His Jewish Roots

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 03, 2014

CsanŠd Szegedi was a prominent right-wing extremist in Hungary until he discovered his own Jewish roots in 2012. Since then, he has undergone a radical reinvention and is even learning Hebrew. His grandmother, though, continues to hide her Auschwitz tattoo. By Jan Puhl 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 ]

A Hero's Goodbye: Obama Honors Mandela as 'Giant of History'

A Hero's Goodbye: Obama Honors Mandela as 'Giant of History'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 10, 2013

World leaders, royalty and fans turned out in the thousands on Tuesday to remember freedom fighter Nelson Mandela, the man whose personal battle against racism helped bring an end to the era of apartheid in South Africa. more...

Tragic Misunderstanding: A Model Immigrant's Battle to Succeed

Tragic Misunderstanding: A Model Immigrant's Battle to Succeed

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 15, 2013

Derege Wevelsiep, an immigrant from Ethiopia, has accused police of beating him, although they deny it. What pains the engineer most, though, is his belief that foreigners like him will never be truly accepted in Germany. By Juan Moreno more... Comment ]

'Turkified': Why I Can Never Be a Proper German

'Turkified': Why I Can Never Be a Proper German

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 07, 2013

Turks make up Germany's largest ethnic minority, and SPIEGEL reporter ÷zlem Gezer grew up in the port city of Hamburg as a part of this community. She describes herself as a "model immigrant," but explains how Germans have made her feel she could never be one of them. By ÷zlem Gezer more... Comment ]

Multicultural Germany: How We Experience Racism

Multicultural Germany: How We Experience Racism

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 19, 2013

Several recent controversies in Germany -- from the treatment of refugees to the obstacles faced by immigrants in the job market -- have thrown the issue of racial discrimination into the limelight. SPIEGEL spoke to 15 people of foreign descent to find out how racism affects their daily lives. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

No Foreigners: Nightclubs Accused of Racist Door Policies

No Foreigners: Nightclubs Accused of Racist Door Policies

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 13, 2013

Nightclubs in Germany are under scrutiny, amid a host of lawsuits alleging racist door policies. Nightclub owners counter their policies are exclusive, not racist -- but that proving so in court is impossible. By Dietmar Hipp and Anna Kistner more...

The Usual Suspects: Hamburg Police†Accused of Racial Profiling

The Usual Suspects: Hamburg Police†Accused of Racial Profiling

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 05, 2013

Residents of an immigrant neighborhood in Hamburg recently took to the streets in protest of what they say is prejudicial policing by local authorities. Are the police guilty of racial profiling? By ÷zlem Gezer and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

'Germany Votes White': Chocolate Ad Sparks Racism Accusations

'Germany Votes White': Chocolate Ad Sparks Racism Accusations

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 30, 2013

Candy company Ferrero has pulled an election-themed commercial for white chocolates after viewers compared its taglines -- which include "Germany votes white" and "white nuts stay" -- to those of far-right extremists. By Thomas Rogers more... Comment ]

Rage and Refuge: German Asylum System†Hits Breaking Point

Rage and Refuge: German Asylum System†Hits Breaking Point

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 30, 2013

Germany has recently seen a significant rise in the number of asylum seekers arriving in the country. Its shelters are overwhelmed and opposition to new ones has recently turned ugly. Refugees themselves argue that the system is broken. By Charles Hawley and Charly Wilder more... Comment ]