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 One Month in Clausnitz: A Visit to Ground Zero of Refugee Anxiety

 One Month in Clausnitz: A Visit to Ground Zero of Refugee Anxiety

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 28, 2016

The village of Clausnitz in Saxony became shorthand for the ugly, xenophobic side of Germany after residents threatened a bus full of refugees. We spent a month in the town in an attempt to find out what happened. By Takis Würger (text) and Sven Döring (photos) more... Comment ]

What's Wrong with Saxony? A Search for the Roots of Fear and Racism

What's Wrong with Saxony? A Search for the Roots of Fear and Racism

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 25, 2016

For a time after reunification, Saxony was widely considered an eastern German success story. Lately, however, the state's image has darkened. Weekly Pegida marches combined with an ongoing rash of anti-immigrant attacks are raising uncomfortable questions. By Maximilian Popp, Andreas Wassermann and Steffen Winter more... Comment ]


Mobs and Counter-Mobs: Pitfalls, Prejudice and the Cologne Sexual Assaults

Mobs and Counter-Mobs: Pitfalls, Prejudice and the Cologne Sexual Assaults

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 08, 2016

The events in Cologne were perpetrated by a sexist criminal mob -- and have triggered the rise of racist digital mob in response. The incident has shown that much of the public doesn't care much about sexual violence, unless it comes from foreigners. A Commentary by Sascha Lobo more... Comment ]

Hospital of Hope: City Marred By Xenophobia Seeks to Reinvent Itself

Hospital of Hope: City Marred By Xenophobia Seeks to Reinvent Itself

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 14, 2015

Xenophobic riots in 1991 transformed the eastern German town of Hoyerswerda into a symbol of post-communist hate. Now, though, the community is courting foreign health workers and seeking to reinvent itself. Can it work? By Fiona Ehlers in Hoyerswerda, Germany more... Comment ]


Racial Divide: The Tragedy of America's First Black President

Racial Divide: The Tragedy of America's First Black President

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 03, 2014

Police killings of black youth in Ferguson and Cleveland have outraged many in the US. The tragic events show how deep the societal divide remains between blacks and whites. Many have given up hope that President Obama can change anything. By Markus Feldenkirchen and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

'We're Like Animals To Them': An American City's Daily Racism

'We're Like Animals To Them': An American City's Daily Racism

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 26, 2014

The slaying of an 18-year-old African-American man in Ferguson, Missouri, shows that racism and racial profiling remain a serious everyday problem in some parts of America. Some worry things will never change. By Markus Feldenkirchen more... Comment ]


Metamorphosis: A Hungarian Extremist Explores His Jewish Roots

Metamorphosis: A Hungarian Extremist Explores His Jewish Roots

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 03, 2014

Csanád 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 ]