John Foster / 24 Feb 2020

Revenge on Germany

Miriam Gebhardt’s Crimes Unspoken

The rape of hundreds of thousands of German women in the waning days of the Second World War has historically gotten short shrift, both as crime and tragedy. (...)

The better country. Berlin, 5 February.
Joe Keady / 12 Feb 2020

German Democracy in Crisis

Alternative für Deutschland in Thuringia

Given the extent of the far-right resurgence in Europe over the last decade, it's often difficult to predict where the shock waves are going to come next.  On 5 February, it was Thuringia's turn. (...)

Joe Keady / 24 Oct 2019

Death Threat Politics

German Fascists Take Aim

Voters in the German state of Thuringia are set to elect a new state parliament on Sunday. The electoral season has been marred by a rash of death threats against leading candidates. (...)

Joe Keady / 15 Jul 2019

Killed by Fascism

The Murder of Walter Lübcke

The body of Walter Lübcke, a prominent German regional politician noted for his vocal support for immigration, was found outside his own house late on the night of 2 June with a bullet in his head.(...)

Matt Rubenstein / 29 Apr 2019

Pinkwashing Fascism

Alternative für Deutschland and the Gay Right

In 1934, in the infamous Night of the Long Knives, Adolf Hitler ordered the liquidation of the entire leadership of the paramilitary SA, led by Hitler’s one-time second-in-command Ernst Röhm.(...)

Joel Schalit / 01 Feb 2019

Remembering Fascism in Germany

Everyone Owns the Shoah

I hate commemorating the Holocaust. Born to WWII generation Israeli-American parents in 1967, the Shoah, as we call it in Hebrew, has always been the cornerstone around which we defined our Jewishness and our politics.(...)

John Foster / 30 Jan 2019

Holocaust for Populists

National Pride, Not Genocide

Populism is the political order of the day, both in Europe and, with a somewhat different texture and topography, in the United States.  At the same time, the heritage of the Holocaust, as a defining event and an ethically foundational moment in European history seems to be in decline, even where it is not under direct attack.(...)

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