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New Nationalism

Running on nationalist and often racist platforms, far right parties have gone from the streets into government, enjoying renewed popularity on local and national levels throughout Europe. In eastern Germany, the far-right NPD party has a foothold at state and local levels.

German Asylum: Attacks on Refugee Hostels a Growing Problem

German Asylum: Attacks on Refugee Hostels a Growing Problem

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 11, 2015

The recent arson attack against a refugee hostel in Tröglitz has made headlines around the world. But it is far from the exception in Germany. Even as most asylum-seekers in the country are left in peace, there has been a disturbing rise in anti-refugee violence. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

'A Disgrace for Tröglitz': Refugee-Home Fire Spurs Xenophobia Fears

'A Disgrace for Tröglitz': Refugee-Home Fire Spurs Xenophobia Fears

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 07, 2015

An arson attack on a future refugee home in the German town of Tröglitz is only the latest indicator that anti-foreigner sentiment has spread too far in the country. The number of crimes directed at asylum-seekers has risen dramatically. By SPIEGEL ONLINE Staff more... Comment ]

Germany's New Right: The Unholy Alliance of Neo-Nazis and Football Hooligans

Germany's New Right: The Unholy Alliance of Neo-Nazis and Football Hooligans

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 04, 2014

The riots in Cologne at the end of October show there is a new danger on Germany's extremist right. Neo-Nazis and football hooligans have teamed up to go after Islamist Salafists. Many are wondering why officials didn't recognize the development sooner. By SPIEGEL Staff 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 ]

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 ]

Right-Wing Extremism: Germany's New Islamophobia Boom

Right-Wing Extremism: Germany's New Islamophobia Boom

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 05, 2014

Across Germany, right-wing organizations are using anti-Islam rhetoric to further their ideas -- and finding a receptive audience. Now legal experts are debating whether it's time for a new kind of hate-crime legislation. By SPIEGEL Staff more...

Neo-Nazi Mole: Could the NSU Murders Have Been Prevented?

Neo-Nazi Mole: Could the NSU Murders Have Been Prevented?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 27, 2014

For years, Michael von Dolsperg provided German intelligence with information from the neo-Nazi scene. But when the NSU terror trio came to light, his file was shredded. Why? Could details he provided have prevented the murder spree? By Hubert Gude more... Video | Comment ]

University Debate: Should Neo-Nazi Students be Named and Shamed?

University Debate: Should Neo-Nazi Students be Named and Shamed?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 29, 2014

Universities in Germany are unsure of how to deal with neo-Nazi students. Should they expose, expel or just ignore them? The name-and-shame approach used by anti-Nazi activists in recent incidents has sparked criticism and debate. By Philipp Alvares de Souza Soares and Maximilian Popp 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 ]

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 ]