Far-right enthusiasts with an interest in terrorism are increasingly organising themselves in “divisions” online – from the “Atomwaffen Division” in the USA to the “Sonnenkrieg Division” in the UK. These international networks also have members in Germany: On February 5, 2020, a 22-year-old man was arrested in the Bavarian district of Cham and is alleged to have played a leading role in the German cell of the “Feuerkrieg Division”. But what is the “Feuerkrieg Division”?
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Based on research conducted by Belltower.News, the police raids of several houses in Hesse on 16.09.2020 are related to the expansion of an international far-right extremist group within Germany.
Ezra Waxman is one of 43 co-plaintiffs in the trial against the far-right Halle-attacker. A conversation about the religious meaning of the attack, personally facing the attacker and conflicting aspects of collective Jewish memory and identity.
Ten court dates in, the trial against the far-right Halle shooter has been marked by a lacklustre investigation and a string of poor expert testimonies from the authorities. But while the attacker attempts to use the trial as a platform for his antisemitic ideology, the survivors have had a far greater impact through their moving statements – and harsh words for the police. A half-time report.
İsmet Tekin, owner of the “Kiez Döner” kebab shop, is one of 43 plaintiffs in the trial against the far-right Halle shooter. We spoke with him about the consequences of the attack and his motivations for joining the trial.
Conspiracy ideologies and esotericism are currently uniting protesters demonstrating against the government lockdown measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Two narratives have emerged as the most powerful: the US-American myths surrounding “QAnon” and conspiracist elements of the German sovereignist and “Reichsbürger” milieu. Jan Rathje looks at the dynamics behind this alliance.
The black-white-red flag of the German Reich is a favourite among Nazis old and new. Most recently, it has become a permanent fixture at demonstrations ostensibly against the German government’s measures to fight the Covid19 pandemic. But what exactly is so problematic about this flag and what does the law say in Germany? An overview.
“After the far-right rampages on the streets of Chemnitz in 2018, we had hoped to raise awareness of the fears of marginalised groups in this country,” writes guest author Ruben Gerczikow from the “Jewish Student Union of Germany (JSUD)” concerning the ever-growing antisemitism present at so-called “hygiene demos”, protests ostensibly against health measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic.
Max Privorozki is president of the Jewish Community in Halle and one of 43 plaintiffs in the trial against the far-right and antisemitic Halle shooter. A discussion about community work after the attack, Privorozki’s own role as a co-plaintiff and the challenges of security measures for Jewish communities.
How far-right will the coronavirus deniers‘ demo in Berlin on 29.08.2020 be? The entire far-right scene is currently mobilising their supporters – from the AfD to neo-Nazi rockers.