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The Exberlinale Blog: Wrestling with white supremacy

Our bloggers compare a pair of festival films tackling the thorny issue of neo-Nazism. Read more

Feb 14, 2019 4:18 PM , The Berlinale Blog

INTERVIEW! Their latest action "Soko Chemnitz" triggered the expected scandal. Zentrum für politische Schönheit use performance art as a tool to shock our numb minds out of what they see as shameful political complacency. Leipold explains. Read more

Theatre & Dance

In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more

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They’re losing their funding and their campaigns are increasingly desperate – but with their competitors in the AfD plagued by infighting, will the 2017 elections be the NPD’s time to shine? Read more

Politics 1 Comments

Just last week the German government released of a study confirming the prevalence of right-wing extremism in the East. Researcher Emmanuel Droit explains the AfD's East-West divide, and why he thinks it's condemned to remain a protest movement. Read more

Politics

Kids from Syria rescue a famous Ossi school, winning over locals' acceptance and affection deep in reputedly refugee-adverse Brandenburg. A Merkel refugee integration dream come true? Ruth Schneider drove up to Golzow and checked the reality of it. Read more

Zeitgeist

They smell a bit, but lefties are not like Nazis, and burning a car is not the same as burning down a refugee shelter, whatever Frank Henkel says. Read more

Opinion

Gris' heart is swelling with pride. Although it's disheartening that a neo-Nazi march disrupted the governement quarter, the 12,000-strong counter-protest shows there's still hope for Germany. Read more

Opinion

Overwhelmed? A new survey of Germany's local councils has found that only six percent are actually swamped with refugees. And the ones who are coping better are those that have social housing plans. Time for a new crisis. Read more

Opinion

The refugee crisis is not really a refugee crisis – it's a local authority crisis. Especially in Berlin, where all the mismanagement and inefficiency and underfunding are being exposed by the fact that there are more people queuing up. Read more

Opinion

Merkel has said she's against all the Nazi violence in Saxony. Maybe she could stop ignoring the situation before it festers up so badly? Read more

Opinion 3 Comments

Röhm

SS leader Heinrich Himmler (centre) looks over the shoulder of SA leader Ernst Röhm (right), August 1933.

Something from our queer issue! From Hitler’s first right-hand man to homophobic smear campaigns by the left, homosexuality and fascism have had a long, twisted relationship. What’s behind it? Read more

Features

Everything that the anti-Islam protests in Dresden are demanding is already in place in Germany. Read more

Opinion 1 Comments

At one point it seemed like Germany's ultra-nationalist Udo Voigt would fade into obscurity, however the results of the May elections have determined otherwise. As the new EU parliament terms start, Voigt is controversially back. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Zum Henker

Photo by Graham Anderson

The axe has finally fallen on East Berlin’s notorious neo-Nazi rendezvous bar Zum Henker (The Hangman) and the world's most politically incorrect cocktail, "The Himla", A Berlin court found gave them 24 hours to vacate, but an appeal is on the way. Read more

Opinion

Hipsters

Photo by Jesko Wrede

An ironic tote bag, piercings, unruly beards, orange sunglasses – it looks like a hipster, but is that the whole truth? John Riceburg looks at the Nazis who may have been Nazis back before it was cool. Read more

Opinion 23 Comments

Konrad can't be bothered to write another depressing, sarcastic post on the NSA. So here's some nice news about a young chap called Patrick Dahlemann. Read more

Opinion 1 Comments

Adventures in Nazi-Land? We sent our intrepid reporter Graham Anderson to the fascist hangout Zum Henker for some old-fashioned investigative journalism. Now we're the ones being accused of neo-Nazism. What do you think? Read more

Zeitgeist 8 Comments

The farce that the NSU trial has descended into is a disgrace – and the media thinks it's all so hilarious. Read more

Opinion

It's been one year since the NSU hit the headlines. Patrick Gensing, author of 'Terror von rechts', discusses racism and far right militancy today. Read more

Zeitgeist 1 Comments

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