germany

Introduction With a population of 83 Million, Germany is the biggest country in the “European Union”. For decades the far right in Germany wasn´t able to catapult their political parties into the ´Bundestag´, the German parliament. Nonetheless, far-right parties, namely the NPD and Republikaner, noted some successes on a local level and were voted into …

Reports

June 2022

Introduction   The AfD held its federal party conference and elected a new board. The influence of the fascist wing of the party was visible.Mobilizing issues common to the far right were discussed, amongst them „inflation“, the „energy crisis“ / sanctions against Russia and anti- „Pride Month“ narratives. There were several cases of state actions …

May 2022

Introduction   In May 2022 in Germany, there were at 1st of May the ‘traditional’ fascist rallies on „Workers Day“. They remember the time the Nazis celebrated the day as „Tag der deutschen Arbeit“ („Day of German work“). In May 2022 there were two elections in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein and the federal state …

April 2022

On the 6 April 2022, the police raided 61 properties and issued arrests “on suspicion of right-wing extremist offenses” against 49 people. The searches took place in 11 federal states by 800 police officers. The measures were directed against ten members of the “Atomwaffen Division Deutschland” (AWD), five members of the German AWWD spin-off “Sonderkommando …

March 2022

On March 3, 2022, a court confirmed that the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) may be classified as a “suspicious case” by the domestic intelligence service “Verfassungsschutz”. This means that in the long term, civil servants who are members of the AfD could face problems under professional law (Berufsrecht//). (German: https://www.vg-koeln.nrw.de/behoerde/presse/Pressemitteilungen/06_08032022/index.php) Since then, several elected officials …

February 2022

At the beginning of January 2022, the right-wing weekly newspaper “Junge Freiheit” initiates a campaign against the Interior Minister, Nancy Faeser, because she had written a commentary in the magazine “antifa” in the past, the paper of the “Vereinigung der Verfolgten des Naziregimes – Bund der Antifaschist*innen”. The tabloid BILD, the magazine Cicero and the …

January 2022

In a few weeks, a trial against Tilo P. will start. Investigations revealed that Tilo P., a former board member of the AfD Neukölln, was probably involved in a series of right-wing arsons in Berlin-Neukölln. Since 2016, there have been around 70 acts in the complex, including arson attacks, damage to property and threats. The acts were mainly directed against anti-fascist activists. Tilo P. may have been provided with information by the police officer and AfD member Detlef M..

December 2021

Key Developments   In early December 2021, the media leaked an internal AfD chat group. Some of the member’s discussions were about a „Revolution“, „civil war“, and overthrowing the government. (German: https://www.fr.de/politik/afd-bayern-chatgruppe-telegram-partei-mitglieder-nachrichten-umsturz-gewalt-news-91151774.html) The right-wing open demonstrations of pandemic deniers and vaccination opponents increased in December 2021 in terms of both number of participants and demonstration …

November 2021

Key Developments   Also in November 2021, far-right groups mobilized to the Polish-German border to “protect” it from refugees. The AfD tried to utilise the topic as a political issue. Likewise, it tried to use the debate about compulsory vaccination for its own benefit. The AfD-MP Roger Beckamp traveled on the 27th of November 2021 …

October 2021

After the death of Siegfried “SS-Siggi” Borchardt, member of the party “Die Rechte”, on October 3, 2021, a remembering march took place in Dortmund with 500 neo-Nazis. Participants were also C18-founder and Europe-Chief William Browning and the chief of the German Section Stanley Röske and Keven Langner.