From: The Stream

Indicting Germany’s Neo-Nazis

A landmark murder trial sparks debate about racism and right-wing extremism.

A man raises a crossed-out swastika in protest of a rally by right-wing extremists in Hamburg, Germany. EPA/BODO MARKS

On Thursday, May 9 at 19:30 GMT:

The trial of a German neo-Nazi group accused of killing immigrants over the course of a decade has many searching for answers. Five defendants are charged in Germany’s biggest Nazi-linked case since 1945. Angela Merkel called the crimes a national disgrace while victims’ relatives want to know why authorities failed to solve this case. Many are wondering how, in a country so deeply affected by its Nazi past, did the group go undetected for so long? Join us the conversation at 1930GMT. 

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Peter Simi 
Professor at University of Nebraska

Dr. Vural Unlu
Head of Turkish Community, Bavaria 

Barbara John
German government’s ombudsperson for the NSU victims’ families

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