Missed Opportunity? Hopes Pinned on NSU Trial May Be Dashed

The NSU neo-Nazi trial opening on Monday offers a chance for Germany to face up to the presence of violent right-wing extremists and to tackle racism in its institutions. Anti-Nazi groups warn that the lack of real change since the case came to light in 2011 means the country risks missing that opportunity.
"The problem is called racism," reads a banner at a march in Berlin last November to commemorate the victims of the NSU.

"The problem is called racism," reads a banner at a march in Berlin last November to commemorate the victims of the NSU.

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Photo Gallery: NSU Murders Trigger Soul Searching in Germany
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Photo Gallery: NSU Murders Trigger Soul Searching in Germany