Interview with a Phantom: Cornelius Gurlitt Shares His Secrets

Interview with a Phantom: Cornelius Gurlitt Shares His Secrets

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 17, 2013

Cornelius Gurlitt hoarded art treasures his father obtained under dubious circumstances in the Nazi era. The reclusive 80-year-old has given SPIEGEL the first interview since news of their discovery broke two weeks ago. He says the pictures are the love of his life and must be returned. By Özlem Gezer more... Comment ]

Football Violence: Neo-Nazis and Hooligans Find Common Ground

Football Violence: Neo-Nazis and Hooligans Find Common Ground

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 15, 2013

Football is increasingly becoming a platform for right-wing extremist violence across Germany. Alarmed sociologists and security experts warn of a new danger: a network of neo-Nazis and hooligans. By Rafael Buschmann more... Comment ]


Phantom Collector: The Mystery of the Munich Nazi Art Trove

Phantom Collector: The Mystery of the Munich Nazi Art Trove

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 11, 2013

The world has been captivated by the discovery of more than 1,400 works of art in a Munich apartment, among them many lost masterpieces stolen by the Nazis. The mystery surrounding the paintings reveals much about the great tragedies of the 20th century -- and Germany's attempt to grapple with its past. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Rest in Ignominy: Clashes Disrupt Funeral for Nazi War Criminal

Rest in Ignominy: Clashes Disrupt Funeral for Nazi War Criminal

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 16, 2013

Violent clashes erupted on Tuesday between anti-Fascist protesters and neo-Nazis outside Rome when a small ultra-conservative Catholic sect tried to hold a funeral for recently deceased Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke. Italian officials say they may send the body to Germany. more... Comment ]


Not in My Backyard: Cities Reject Burial for Nazi War Criminal

Not in My Backyard: Cities Reject Burial for Nazi War Criminal

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 15, 2013

Ever since convicted Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke died last week, everyone from the Roman government to the Catholic Church have been washing their hands of him. Officials in his German hometown fear a burial site there could become a pilgrimage site for neo-Nazis. more...

Tiny Utopias: German Parties Create Mini Fantasy Worlds

Tiny Utopias: German Parties Create Mini Fantasy Worlds

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 11, 2013

A miniature railway museum in Hamburg has given the country's six largest political parties a small plot of "land" to show off their visions of a future Germany, which include gay blood donation, Bavarian festivals and members of the far right taking a beating. more... Comment ]


City Made to Re-Hang Far-Right Campaign Posters

City Made to Re-Hang Far-Right Campaign Posters

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 10, 2013

A city in Germany removed a campaign poster of the far-right National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) because it found it discriminating. The party, described by security authorities as anti-Semitic, racist and xenophobic, sought a legal injunction against the decision and won. By David Crossland 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 ]


New Shelter Protests: Asylum Fears Feed Far-Right Support in Berlin

New Shelter Protests: Asylum Fears Feed Far-Right Support in Berlin

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 26, 2013

A new shelter for asylum seekers in Berlin was once again the subject of protests by right-wing extremists, who were outnumbered by counter-protestors. The demonstrations passed off peacefully, but the far right has met with some success in preying on local fears over an influx of refugees. more... Comment ]

Asylum Seeker Influx: Far-Right Protests New Refugee Shelter

Asylum Seeker Influx: Far-Right Protests New Refugee Shelter

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 21, 2013

The number of people applying for asylum in Germany has increased significantly in recent months, leading to a housing shortage. In Berlin, a conflict with residents and the far right has erupted as a result. more...