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Remembering Norway What Germany Can Learn from the Attacks

Norway's Anders Behring Breivik and Germany's neo-Nazi terrorist group the NSU both committed murders based on far-right ideology. The difference between the two is that while Norway managed to reach a sensible verdict in its case, Germany still has a long way to go to rehabilitate itself in the eyes of victims. Von Gerald Traufetter
22. Juli 2013, 20:31 Uhr

Photo Award Utøya Survivor 'Carries History on Her Shoulders'

For a year, Andrea Gjestvang photographed teenagers who survived the massacre on Utøya island. Her resulting photo series, "One Day in History," just earned the Norwegian the top prize in the Sony World Photography Awards. In an interview, she talks about the challenge of recording the internal and external scars of the survivors.
26. April 2013, 17:40 Uhr

21 Years in Prison Breivik Gets the Verdict He Wanted

On Friday, a court in Norway sentenced Anders Breivik, who admitted to killing 77 people in premeditated attacks, to at least 21 years in prison. The judged deemed Breivik to be sane and handed down the country's maximum permissible sentence. Prosecutors had hoped he would be declared insane. Von Espen A. Eik und Gerald Traufetter
24. August 2012, 17:26 Uhr

Paradise Lost Did the Breivik Massacre Change Norwegian Politics?

After last July's massacre in Oslo and on Utøya island, Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg helped his people cope with unimaginable loss. The country wanted to demonstrate the power of democracy and tolerance. But one year later, the cracks are beginning to show in this image. Von Anna Reimann
20. Juli 2012, 18:13 Uhr

Final Day of Testimony Breivik and Defense Claim Sanity

In the last day of his trial, Anders Breivik and his lawyer sought to convince the court that the mass killer can be held responsible for his actions. The defense formally asked for his acquittal, however, saying the right-wing extremist's acts were conducted in self-defense. If given a guilty verdict, the mass murderer wants to be considered sane and given a prison sentence.
22. Juni 2012, 17:39 Uhr

Anders Breivik's World How Sick Is Norway's Mass Murderer?

Seventy-seven people died in the attacks in Oslo and on the island of Utøya last July. The central question in the trial of the perpetrator, Anders Behring Breivik, is whether or not he is criminally liable. There is much to suggest that he is suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. Can a delusional person be punished for their crimes? Von Gisela Friedrichsen
24. April 2012, 18:00 Uhr

Life after Utøya Massacre Survivors Struggle to Overcome Trauma and Guilt

As the trial of Anders Breivik gets underway in Oslo, survivors of the massacre he perpetrated are using a range of sometimes unique therapy methods to overcome their trauma. But, for many of them, the hardest question remains: Why did I survive? Von Gerald Traufetter und Antje Windmann
19. April 2012, 18:08 Uhr

Mass Murderer's American Pen Pal 'I Dream of Meeting Breivik'

He's an American in his early twenties and he worships a mass murderer. On the third day of the trial against Anders Breivik, Kevin Forts has outed himself as a pen pal of the accused. Breivik's delusional ideology is gaining support in a small, but growing scene of Islam haters. Von Gerald Traufetter
18. April 2012, 18:35 Uhr

The World From Berlin Breivik Trial 'Won't Be Easy to Endure'

The first two days of Anders Behring Breivik's trial have proved to be difficult for everyone involved. The remorseless defendant has used it as a platform to boast about committing 77 murders and spout far-right rhetoric. German commentators say on Tuesday that the proceedings will put Norway to the test.
17. April 2012, 16:53 Uhr

Lay Judge Dismissed For Urging Death Penalty Breivik Boasts About 'Sophisticated' Attack

The second day of the trial of Anders Behring Breivik began with an upset as the court dismissed a lay judge who had called for the death penalty for the mass murderer in an online comment. Once the trial resumed, Breivik boasted he had carried out "the most sophisticated and spectacular political attack committed in Europe since World War II." Von Gerald Traufetter
17. April 2012, 10:58 Uhr

Conflicting Assessments New Report Finds Breivik Sane Ahead of Trial

Contrary to an initial assessment, right-wing extremist Anders Breivik is not criminally insane, a new report found on Tuesday. Now both reports will be used when he goes on trial for killing 77 people last year. The defendant himself claims to be mentally fit and plans to defend his actions in court. Von Gerald Traufetter
10. April 2012, 18:02 Uhr

Neo-Nazi Fashion Thor Steinar Names New Store after Norwegian Killer

In an act of provocation that is creating outrage in Germany and Norway, the Thor Steinar clothing company, associated with the neo-Nazi scene, has opened a store in eastern Germany with a name almost identical to that of Norwegian right-wing extremist killer Anders Behring Breivik. City politicians have lambasted the "scandalous" development.
6. März 2012, 12:24 Uhr

Public Pressure Court Orders New Psychiatric Review for Breivik

An Oslo court on Friday ordered a second expert opinion on the sanity of confessed killer Anders Behring Breivik. A first report concluded he was insane and incapable of guilt. But public pressure and criticism from experts has prompted the court to reevaluate. Many would like to see him land in prison rather than a mental ward. Von Gerald Traufetter
13. Januar 2012, 18:33 Uhr

'Commander of the Resistance' The Norway Shooter's Cold-Blooded Court Appearance

Anders Behring Breivik, accused of having cold-bloodedly murdered 77 people in Norway in July, was in court on Monday for his first public appearance since the crime. He showed no remorse and accused the judge of being the tool of an ideology that was "destroying Norwegian society." Von Gerald Traufetter
14. November 2011, 18:23 Uhr

The Breivik Interrogations Norway Massacre Suspect Reveals All But Motive

Anders Behring Breivik has admitted to killing 77 Norwegians during a bombing and shooting massacre in July. Investigators say he is almost overly eager to talk. Still, after 100 hours of questioning, they have seen no signs of remorse and have little information about what really motivated him to kill. Von Julia Amalia Heyer und Gerald Traufetter
26. Oktober 2011, 17:49 Uhr

'I Only Started Crying Later' Norway's Prime Minister Discusses the Utøya Massacre

The twin attacks of July 22, 2011 will remain seared in Norway's collective memory for years to come. In a SPIEGEL interview, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg discusses the days after the attacks, his efforts to comfort the victims' families and how the Oslo bombing and the Utøya massacre have changed Norwegian society.
10. Oktober 2011, 15:56 Uhr